Challenging the Validity of wills and Kousouros v Aresti

Challenging the validity of wills: The golden triangle & Kousouros v Aresti

22nd October 2014

Adrian Carr examines the challenges which can be made to wills on the basis of:

  •  lack of testamentary capacity
  •  want of knowledge and approval
  • undue influence

Adrian discusses the practical steps which practitioners drafting wills should take in order to try to avoid future challenges to wills and the matters which contentious practitioners should take into account when seeking to challenge a will.

When a solicitor acting for a beneficiary takes on the role of executor, serious problems can arise:

Gerald Wilson analyses the issues of client privilege, duties of disclosure and conflict of interest which arose in this case.


Tanfield Chambers