Landmark costs order in weak challenge to will ~ JPHLAW Probate Solicitors Portadown

Weak challenges to wills are likely to be penalised with stiff costs orders after a High Court judge slapped the illegitimate child of a millionaire with a £65,000 bill.  Ruth Simmons, the daughter of the businessman Ken Jordon, claimed that his recent will was invalid for lack of capacity, knowledge and approval and undue influence.…

John P Hagan Solicitors , JPH LAW Portadown News – Conveyancing fraud worsens

The Telegraph warns that conveyancing fraudsters are developing more sophisticated tactics as awareness of the danger increases. Criminals who steal large sums of money by intercepting email communications between house buyers and their solicitors are now attempting to establish their credibility first and targeting buyers earlier in the conveyancing process by sending a series of…

JPH LAW Property News  Property fraud on the rise The Sunday Times highlights a recent rise in cases of conveyancing fraud, where criminals attempt to “steal” a home, most commonly by selling or mortgaging it without the owner’s knowledge. In the year to March 2016, the Metropolitan Police received 1,029 reports of rental fraud, totalling…