On 12th December, the Supreme Court will rule on a long running dispute where a mother wrote her daughter out of her will, leaving the proceeds to charity.

Despite explicit instructions to defend any challenge to the will, ongoing legal challenges, including a potential award to the daughter of almost a third of the estate, now sees the case heading to the Supreme Court for a ruling next month.

This shows, that despite our best intentions, a will alone may not be sufficient to see our wishes followed through, and again raises the need for proper trust guidance and advice to secure the intended path of peoples estates.