Undue Influence – Recent Cases and Practical Tips


The aim of the video is to help practitioners spot undue influence and to take steps to avoid taking instructions from a client who is unable to give instructions free from the influence of others. Topics covered will include:

  • Overview
  • Lifetime transactions
  • Testamentary position
  • Practical tips
    • What to look for
    • What to record in attendance notes
    • What to do

Learning objectives

On completion of this video you should be able to:

  • Be aware of the presumptions in law affecting this area of practice and what is required to rebut them
  • Be able to distinguish between the application of undue influence upon lifetime transactions and testamentary dispositions
  • Have considered the practical difficulties of how to spot undue influence and what actions to take



Gill is a compelling seminar and conference speaker both in house and at public events with a strong gift for making Wills, Probate, Trusts and Tax practical, engaging, authoritative and informative. She is the Author of the 3rd Edition of Trust Practitioner’s Handbook, Consultant editor Tolley’s IHT & Trusts & Estates online service. Gill is also a solicitor, has an MBA in Legal Practice Management and runs an active website for Private Client Practitioners.

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