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Free online CPD: ‘Predatory Marriage and Probate – Lessons for Private Client Practitioners’
Cancer Research UK, Shoosmiths LLP and New Square Chambers are delighted to invite you to a free online webinar focused on ‘Predatory Marriage and Probate – Lessons for Private Client Practitioners’

This event will cover ;

- Andrew Bishop of Shoosmiths LLP, James McKean of New Square Chambers, and Daphne Franks (campaigner for reform of the law relating to predatory marriage): ‘Til death do us part – predatory marriage and probate’.

- Angela Bowman and Verity Hudson of Shoosmiths LLP: ‘Lessons for private client practitioners’

- Dr Emily de la Nougerède, Research Information Manager at Cancer Research UK will share with us the importance of early detection of cancer.

- Natalie Taylor, Legacy Management Specialist at Cancer Research UK: 'Real world examples of undue influence'

This event offers insight into a variety of topics from practitioners at the top of their respective fields.

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Jul 27, 2022 09:00 AM in London

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Andrew Bishop
Senior Associate @Shoosmiths LLP
Andrew Bishop is a Senior Associate at Shoosmiths LLP. He specialises in all forms of contentious probate disputes. He has acted in cases involving challenges to void marriages (A v A unreported) and is recognised as a “rising star” in Legal 500. Over the last few years he has worked extensively with Daphne Franks and Fabian Hamilton MP on the reform required to prevent predatory marriage and has been widely quoted in national and local media as an authority on the subject.
James McKeen
Barrister @New Square Chambers
James McKean is a barrister at New Square Chambers who specialises in disputes involving trusts and estates. He has appeared in a number of leading cases involving wills including Eade v Hogg [2021] EWHC 1057 (Ch), Rochford v Rochford [2021] W.T.L.R. 951, Fellner v Cleall [2021] EWHC 3599 (Ch) and Re LMS [2020] EWCOP 52
Angela Bowman
Partner @Shoosmiths LLP
Angela specialises in dealing with contentious trust and probate cases for charities and private individuals. She has 20 years' experience of advising clients upon the full spectrum of wills and trust disputes, including challenges to wills based upon lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence, applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, proprietary estoppel claims, construction proceedings and rectification applications, and actions to remove executors and trustees.
Verity Hudson
Associate @Shoosmiths LLP
Verity Hudson is an Associate at Shoosmiths LLP. She acts on behalf of a wide variety of charity and private clients in connection with wills and probate disputes; including Inheritance Act claims, challenges to the validity of wills, proprietary estoppel claims, actions against executors and trustees, and professional negligence claims.
Daphne Franks
@Leeds Medical School
Daphne teaches Communication Skills and other non-clinical topics at Leeds Medical School. She was unable to prevent her mother, Joan Blass, from suffering a predatory marriage in 2015, even though Daphne and her husband lived next door to her. Joan was then age 91 with advanced vascular dementia and terminal cancer. Daphne has been campaigning ever since to change the laws and procedures around marriage to prevent such marriages happening to others and is now working with a strong team of people.
Dr Emily de la Nougerède
Research Information Manager @Cancer Research UK
Emily is a Research Information Manager at Cancer Research UK, communicating the incredible research carried out to supporters and teams within the organisation to assist in fundraising. Having worked as a scientist previously, understanding resistance in cancer cells and how to optimise treating people with cancer.
Natalie Taylor
Legacy Management Specialist @Cancer Research UK
Natalie qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has worked in the legacy management sector since 2009.  Natalie joined Cancer Research UK in 2019 as a Legacy Management Specialist where she deals with all manner of contentious cases, trusts, land development and foreign estates. Natalie also offers support and training to the wider Legacy Administration Team.