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A trial on the written evidence

Trusts and Estates

A trial on the written evidence

Boast v Ballardi and Others [2022] EWHC 1533 (Ch)

As practitioners in the field of contentious probate will be well aware, litigation of this kind can be particularly stressful for clients, not only because of its financial implications but especially given the emotional subject matter. It is, therefore, particularly important for clients to be aware early on in litigation that settling a probate claim can be more complicated than settling other types of proceedings, due to the court’s quasi-inquisitorial duty to establish and uphold the last valid wishes of a testator.

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