Event Details

Solving Probate Problems

Wednesday 22 February 2017 10:00 - 13:15

Registration: 9.30/9.45 am

Venue: Carlton Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset  BH1 3DN


Member £100
Non-Member £125

Please note the entrance to the car park is in Grove Road.   There is no charge for BDLS delegates to park at the hotel – they will just need to let Reception have their car registration number when they arrive

3 hours CPD

This lecture will cover the following:

Part 1. Problems with clients:

  • Disputes over grantees
  • Mental capacity problems
  • Grants for minors

Part 2. Problems proving wills:

  • Lost wills
  • Rectification
  • Interpretation

Part 3. Problems with foreign domiciliaries:

  • Domicile
  • Validity of Wills
  • Evidence of foreign law
  • Title to grants in England and Wales

Part 4. Problem Cases:

  • Applications for discretionary orders
  • Leave to swear death
  • Presumption of death
  • Limited and temporary grants
  • Applications on summons

This Seminar will be presented by Keith Biggs.   Keith Biggs is now a Probate Consultant but was the District Probate Registrar at Winchester. He has over 40 years’ experience in probate matters with over 20 years as a Registrar and 12 as a consultant since retirement from the registry. Keith has extensive teaching experience having lectured in this field since 1987. He is:

  • Contributor to “Administration of Estates” published by Lexis Nexis
  • Contributor to “The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents: Wills and Administration” published by Lexis Nexis
  • Co-author of “A Step by Step Guide to Wills and Probate” published by Wildy, Simmonds Hill
  • Co-author of “Probate and the Administration of Estates: The Law and Practice” published by Wildy, Simmonds Hill
  • Co-author of The Practitioner’s Guide to Wills published by Wildy, Simmonds Hill
  • Draftsman of all probate forms for IRIS Legal Systems (Laserform)
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