We advised a client who faced the ongoing challenges of living with bipolar mental health issues. The client benefits from a right to reside in a property held on trust following the death of her late husband. We advised her on a trust dispute concerning the nature and effect of the Will trust terms pertaining to the property.
The client is faced with challenging circumstances given that her step-family stand to benefit when her right to reside comes to an end. The roof over this client’s head is therefore at risk of challenge from the step-family in terms of argument about the early termination of the rights under the trust.
It was important to build a good connection with this client who can find it difficult to establish trust with others.
Matter value: Property valued at estimated £1m+