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Red Flags: Top risks when taking wills instructions

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Law in a nutshell

The will-writing process is not as simple as many people may make out, involving many risks for the unwary. Understanding the key reasons why lawyers make errors when drafting wills drastically cuts the incidence of future disputes. Whether that’s missing mental capacity ‘red flags', failing to advise on property ownership issues or asking about any foreign assets, you need to be alert to potential issues that need further investigation or advice.

What's covered?

The risks of negligence, capacity issues, property issues, how you use this in the law and case law examples.

Estimated length

15 mins

Recommended knoweldge level  

Beginner

Knowledge check

3 questions at the end to check your understanding