Wills and Estates | Powers of Attorney
Claims against legal practitioners in the wills and estates area have been relatively modest in recent times. However, we do see the same sorts of mistakes occurring regularly.
The mistakes fall into distinct categories of preparation of wills, assessing testamentary capacity, dealing with family provision claims, administering estates and conflicts of interest. Many of these mistakes could easily be avoided.
Useful websites and resources
Article: Donna Cooper, Ethics4lawyers, Should you hand over a copy of a will to an attorney under power? (first published by the Institute of Legal Executives)