Personal Solicitors Suffolk – Legacy to care home residents fails, and passes instead to the deceased’s nephews

Nick Palmer

‘Mr Duffy intended to leave his estate for the general benefit of the staff and residents at a care home where he lived.

However, the terms of the legacy in his Will did not achieve this.

Accordingly, the gift failed altogether and Mr Duffy’s estate passed as if he had not made a Will – to his nephews, in this case.

It is important always to take professional advice in relation to Wills, because if something is wrong, it will be too late to correct this.’

Nick Palmer is a personal solicitor at Barker Gotelee, solicitors in Suffolk

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