Stillwells

Cutting the red tape: the Deregulation Act 2015

The Deregulation Bill received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. Although it makes some fairly significant changes to the law, it received relatively little media coverage, perhaps because at that time so much attention was focussed on the run-up to the general election....

Woman’s will upheld in spite of her dementia

The High Court has upheld a 91-year-old woman’s will even though she was suffering from dementia at the time it was made. The law requires that when making a will, a person must have testamentary capacity – that is, they must fully understand what they are doing and...

Divorcee ordered to pay ex-husband £1.2m despite pre-nup

A woman has been ordered to pay her ex-husband £1.2m, even though the couple had a pre-nuptial agreement that her wealth would be protected in the event of a separation. The case involved the daughter of one of Britain’s wealthiest men. She received an annual...