Testamentary freedom is a basic tenet of English law. A person making his Will in England is free to leave his estate as he pleases, and (unlike the position in most civil law jurisdictions) is under no obligation to make provision for family or other persons known to him. That said, a person who feels aggrieved by the provisions of the Will of a deceased relative or acquaintance may challenge the Will in one of two principal ways.
Sophie Dover, an associate in the Personal Wealth & Families team at Stevens & Bolton, explores these two principal ways in The Daily Telegraph's 'Ask the Expert' column today.
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