Graham Stott provides Statutory Gifts webinar to Certainty the National Will Register

3PB contentious probate, trusts and court of protection specialist Graham Stott today provides a webinar to Certainty the National Will Register on Statutory Gifts - "Gifts of P's Property: authority, considerations and best interests". The expert webinar can be viewed here. It discusses the following:

  • P’s capacity to make gifts
  • The authority of attorneys and deputies to make gifts
  • The Court’s jurisdiction to authorise gifts
  • Why consider a gift of P’s property
  • The application (including the short procedure under Practice Direction 9D)
  • P’s wishes and feelings and the use of Certainty Will Search
  • Best interests
  • Conflicts of interest and undue influence
  • The retrospective approval of gifts

The Court of Protection White Paper, “Guidance for Professional Deputies Acting in Court of Protection Cases and Statutory Will Applicants” can be accessed here.

Certainty the National Will Register, is the Law Society's endorsed provider of a national Will Register and is chosen, endorsed and used by the public, legal profession, law firms, PI insurers, Government agencies, charities, the public and other associated sectors and organisations to Register Wills and Search for Wills.

Certainty is the longest-established and by far the largest register in the UK. Thousands of Will writing professionals and the public use Certainty to register Wills and search for Wills prior to distributing the estate. Registering your Will is an essential part of the Will making process and you should ensure you do so with a long-standing register with impeccable credentials.

For further information on Statutory Wills and Certainty the National Will Register please visit their respective websites.

Graham Stott is a former solicitor (2001) and a Notary Public (2007), having worked in high street, City, regional and national firms of solicitors.

His previous experience working in law firms has given him a valuable insight in to the ways that barristers can best serve their clients. Graham brings a pragmatic approach to working with solicitors - as well as professionals and individuals instructing directly - to his work.

He is experienced in the drafting of wills, codicils, trust documents and powers of attorney, disputed wills, contentious probate, intestacy, trust disputes, Inheritance Act claims, TOLATA, proprietary estoppel, equitable accounting, and Court of Protection.

Whilst a solicitor, Graham acted for HNW individuals, company directors, entrepreneurs, non-domiciled/non-resident individuals, PRs, trustees and elderly/vulnerable clients.

Graham’s practice includes advisory, drafting, advocacy as well as the conduct of litigation.

Graham has extensive experience in the Court of Protection both pre and post MCA 2005, predominantly property and financial affairs but also best interests decisions in relation to residence and contact. Graham is a committee member of the recently formed Court of Protection Bar Association and is a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA).

His practice includes advisory, drafting, advocacy as well as the conduct of litigation.

He is the author of several practice notes for LexisPSL Private Client and is the updating author for Tolley's Administration of Estates, Part H: Contentious Probate and Part I: Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

For further information please contact Graham via email graham.stott@3pb.co.uk or via his Practice Director james.parks@3pb.co.uk