Undue Influence

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The validity of a will can be challenged by asserting that undue influence was exerted over a Testator (the person making the will) by a person who has derived some financial or other benefits from the Testator’s will.

What you will learn

  • What undue influence is and when it originated;
  • What evidence is required in a claim for undue influence; and
  • The issue of costs in relation to an undue influence claim.

Completing the course

You must mark each section complete in order to successfully complete the course, but you can return to the sections at any point. At the end of the course you will complete a quiz, which can be retaken if you do not reach the pass mark of 80%. You will also be asked to submit a short written assignment. Upon successful completion of the quiz and assignment, you will receive your certificate!

Once enrolled, you can also download and print the full course notes and a one-page reference guide from the materials section. We recommend printing the full course notes before you take the quiz.

You will still be able to access the course in full at any time from the My Account section of the website, even after you have completed it.

About the author

Kimberly Mears, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP 

Kimberly is an Associate at FBC Manby Bowdler LLP and a member of the Contentious Trusts and Probate department at the firm. She advises individuals and charities in relation to disputed trusts and estate matters. Her expertise includes challenging or defending the validity of a will, bringing or defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, as well as applications for the removal of an executor or a trustee.  

Kimberly is also an accredited member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.  

Kimberly has written the course material on Undue Influence.  

Please enrol on the course to see materials.