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DNA Test ordered in inheritance dispute where paternity questioned

6th June, 2018

Rhiannon Edwards, Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Tax department, discusses the recent judgement in the case of Nield-Moir v Freeman, where the High Court has ordered one of two daughters of Colin Birtles, who has died, to take a DNA test to prove paternity as part of an inheritance dispute In an unusual case, the High Court... Read More »

Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ coming to Chester thanks to charitable trust

19th March, 2018

Funding from The Megan Gwynne-Jones Charitable Trust will see classic Shakespeare play performed at Storyhouse’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer A new production of William Shakespeare’s iconic play ‘The Tempest’ is heading for Chester’s Storyhouse this summer, thanks to support from The Megan Gwynne-Jones Charitable Trust and Chester law firm Aaron and Partners. The stormy and... Read More »

Will You or Won’t You?

5th February, 2018

According to a recent YouGov survey, it is estimated that more than half of all UK adults have not yet made a Will. Planning for what happens when you die might seem like an uncomfortable conversation, but the reality is that if you make a Will, it does not mean you will die tomorrow. At Aaron and Partners,... Read More »

What to do with a Nil Rate Band Will Trust on Death of First Spouse

27th November, 2017

The Nil Rate Band (NRB) Will Trust is a familiar concept in Will drafting for married couples and... Read More »

Will Reform: Texts, emails and voicemails could be legally recognised as a Will under proposals

1st August, 2017

The Law Commission has announced a public consultation with a view to modernising what some consider being the outdated law relating to Wills to take account of the changes in society, technology and medical understanding that have taken place since the Victorian era. A Will is a very important and powerful document as it sets out how a... Read More »

The Megan Gwynne-Jones Charitable Trust brings Roman epic Julius Caesar to Deva

7th December, 2016

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears… William Shakespeare’s popular tale of the fall of Caesar will feature in the opening season of Storyhouse, the new £37m theatre, library and cinema in Chester the city known as Deva to the Romans, thanks to the Megan Gwynne-Jones Charitable Trust. The Trust, which is dedicated to supporting the arts across... Read More »

Wealth protection for business owners

12th June, 2015

When running a business there is so much to think about that often, wealth protection can fall pretty... Read More »

The Problem with Promises

24th March, 2015

In English law, the doctrine of estoppel has long protected individuals who rely on a promise made to... Read More »

Bad behaviour scuppers daughter’s inheritance claim

1st December, 2014

The recently reported case of Wright v Waters provides an example of how bad behaviour can impact claims... Read More »

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