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Trust eSpeaking, Autumn 2018

1 March 2018. by Johnston Lawrence


Today we’ve published the Autumn edition of Trust eSpeaking; we hope you find the articles both interesting and useful.


  • Option A or Option B? That is the question. When your spouse or partner dies you will need to make a very important decision between your entitlements under their will and potential claims against their estate
  • When Grandma comes to live with us. As parents age, their children often find they need to take an increasing role in looking after them. Unpalatable as it seems, it’s important to think about the legal difficulties that can arise when one member of the family has assumed responsibility
  • Trustees’ personal liability for litigation costs: It can be an unpleasant surprise. Trustees and executors are not always entitled to reimbursement for their litigation costs. While most trustees and executors will assume that costs incurred in the course of their trustee or executorship will be paid from the estate or trust, a recent decision illustrates the perils that trustees or executors can face when they go to court.

If you’d like to talk more on any of these topics, or of course on any other legal issue, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Trust eSpeaking Autumn 2018 (PDF, 741KB)

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