Under section 23(1)(k) of the Mental Capacity Act 2008 (MCA), the Court’s powers in respect of the mentally incapacitated person (P)’s property and affairs include “the execution for P of a will”. Such a simple sentence has led to controversy,
Wills are widely recognised as tools of estate planning or as a clear statement from the testator on how his/her assets should be divided after death. They are arguably even more important in cases involving cohabiting partners and illegitimate children.
Legal Responsibilities Borne by Wills-Drafting Lawyers That are Not Apparent on the Face of the Will
The prevalence of DIY Wills online and Wills-drafting services by non-lawyers makes Wills-drafting appear deceptively simple. Yet, the Court of Appeal in Low Ah Cheow cautioned that Wills are among the most important legal documents that one can execute, and