Category: Sarah Young
Mind the Gap; financial exploitation of our vulnerable elderly in the time of Covid
As a solicitor specialising in financial abuse, the most difficult cases for me are those where I’m told about abuse […]
Home, sweet home…?
A bulletin issued by the Office for National Statistics today reveals that of the adults surveyed in Great Britain, almost […]
Disinherited? Death and the forfeiture rule
I wrote about the little known and unusual ‘forfeiture rule’ a few months ago in cases involving assisted suicide. The […]
Lifetime gifts; an update on ‘When is a gift not a gift?’
An elderly mother transfers her property to one of her children. It’s a common enough scenario. Often everyone involved has […]
Defending a ‘mental capacity’ challenge to a Will; 3 things you need to know!
The Alzheimer’s Society currently estimates that 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK; and that this figure will […]
Statutory Wills; how you can have a Will written for you by a judge
The law is full of fascinating and quirky oddities. One that is little known is that a court has the […]
Why the law on marriage needs to be changed?
A ‘predatory marriage’ is one where the vulnerability of a person is exploited by someone inducing them to marry. The […]
Cohabiting Older Couples – Three things you need to know
Living together could be bad for your wealth. A study by the Office of National Statistics in 2017 confirmed that […]