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Alexander Learmonth KC featured in Channel 5s Inheritance Wars

September 19, 2023 | News
Alexander Learmonth KC featured in Channel 5s Inheritance Wars

Alexander Learmonth KC is featured in the Channel 5 series – Inheritance Wars: Who gets the money? Where there’s a will there’s a war. This groundbreaking series delves into the very first probate claim to reach the Supreme Court, which revolves around blood brothers whose parents had embraced an adopted son into their home, ultimately bequeathing everything to him. A captivating tale that unfolded due to a solicitor’s inadvertent mix-up of their clients’ wills, resulting in the incorrect documents being signed.

In the inaugural episode of this captivating series, viewers will have the privilege of hearing insights from Alexander Learmonth KC as he provides expert commentary. He reunites with his solicitor and clients from the landmark case Marley v Rawlings [2014] UKSC 2, a precedent-setting probate case that made history by reaching the Supreme Court. This case notably pertained to the rectification of wills and resulted in a groundbreaking cost decision culminating in the landmark judgment [2014] UKSC 51. Nicholas Le Poidevin KC makes a noteworthy appearance alongside Alexander Learmonth KC in the Supreme Court during this episode.

The episode aired on Channel 5 at 9 pm on Sunday 17 September 2023.

Alexander Learmonth KC will also feature in the next episode, providing expert commentary on Gough. Episode two will air on Channel 5 at 9pm on Sunday 24 September.

Practice areas: Trusts, Wills & Estates
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