This case is rather staggering. A solicitor accepted instructions to prepare a Will, from a 94 year old, suffering from dementia, and despite his GP stating that he did not believe he would ever regain testamentary capacity. For some reason, he proceeded to prepare the Will and this was overturned.

A reminder to all those who draft Wills, follow the Golden Rule. If you have any doubt that the testator has capacity, get a medical report. I would expect a professional negligence claim to follow this case.