Disputes Over U.K. Family Legacies Double Since 2006, FT Says
The number of High Court cases by claimants contesting trusts, wills and probates have doubled since 2006 to 663 last year, the Financial Times newspaper reported today, citing law firm Hugh James.
Many family estates have been hurt by the financial crisis, leaving less money for beneficiaries, the report cited Matthew Evans, partner at Hugh James, as saying. That sometimes prompts family members to go to court in an attempt to increase their share of the estate, Evans told the newspaper.
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