Potential beneficiaries under a Will should avoid deliberately criticising or 'casting aspersions' on the Will-maker's 'natural beneficiaries' with a view to getting them excluded from the Will, or risk any subsequent Will being declared invalid for 'fraudulent calumny'.
A party entering into a contract in reliance on a representation by the other party, but which they suspect is not true, may now be able to 'unravel' the contract if they later obtain proof that what they were told was a fraudulent misrepresentation, following a Supreme Court ruling.
Employers should carry out reasonable investigations, and have a genuine and reasonable belief there has been dishonesty, before dismissing an employee for lying about or exaggerating an illness or injury, a ruling makes clear.
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