Many will have read about the recent events regarding the chief executive of Compass Group, Richard Cousins and his family.  

Mr Cousins, his two grown-up children and his partner and daughter were killed in a sea plane accident in Australia. The accident occurred on 31 December 2017, but Mr Cousins’ death has made the news once more because his will left a reported £41m to Oxfam under what is known as a disaster provision.

Rebecca Fisher and Alison Regan appear in FT Adviser discussing wills and the unusual case of Mr Cousins. 

Why making a will makes a real difference to those who survive is available to read on the FT Adviser website. 

Rebecca is a partner in the private client group advising families and individuals on all aspects of private client law including willsestate planningadministration of estatestrusts and powers of attorney.

Alison Regan is a partner in the trust and estate disputes team. She advises on disputes arising out of trust or probate issues, including will and administration disputes, breach of trust issues, family property arrangements, the removal of executors or trustees and claims brought pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.