What does a will mean? Sometimes families write their own wills. The language they use could mean one thing or another. Even wills drafted by lawyers can be difficult to interpret. A recent case was about who should be counted as living at the date of someone’s death. One solicitor said the will meant one thing, another said it meant something else. Paul Ashwell wrote a formal written opinion which his client could show to the other family members. The dispute settled without even starting a court claim. Paul is recommended in the 2019 editions of the leading legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.