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Professional negligence claim against solicitor will writer on behalf of multiple disappointed beneficiaries.

Claim concerning negligent failure to secure the effective disposition to the multiple beneficiaries in accordance with the Testator’s instructions.  In an ill-fated attempt to minimise future inheritance tax the solicitor drafted a will including a formula for the calculation of the gift to each beneficiary rather than the straightforward specific gift of a cash sum.  Due to an error in the formula wording discovered only after the death of the Testator the beneficiaries miss out on over £231,000 of the gifts that had been intended to go to them.

Matter value: £¼m (including interest) out of estate valued at £1m