The new Supreme Court case in Australia may change the way we look at wills in the UK. Anyone who saw the recent Supreme Court case in Queensland might have been surprised to find out that an unsent text message was approved as the final will of a deceased.
In Re Nichol, the deceased separated from his wife in 2006, a few days later he prepared a text message regarding his estate, before committing suicide.
Hannah Mantle appears in Spear's discussing what Queensland's unsent SMS case teaches us about wills here in the UK.
What Queensland's unsent SMS case teaches about wills is available to read on the Spear's website.
Hannah is an associate in the trust and estates disputes team, acting on a wide range of matters, divided almost equally between work for claimants and defendants. Her experience includes will disputes, trust disputes and trustee disputes; Court of Protection matters, including statutory will applications, deputyship applications and disputes regarding the registration of Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney (LPA/EPA), cross-border disputes, including applications on behalf of minor children and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.