Thanks for the reply - interesting. Just to clarify please:
In terms of the 'deed of variation' of the 'will' the person who made this was not insolvent at the time (and is not still insolvent now). However, because they have refused the money in favour of someone else could this be challenged by a court as a 'desire to put someone in a better position' as they were aware of a POSSIBLE impending action (although there was just a demand for repayment at the time and nothing since then - which is almost 12 months ago).
And in the case of an 'order to obtain information' for something like a HCO do the same rules about preference and gifting apply?
Interesting point Alex.
As I recall it was to disclaim an inheritance in favour of a family friend. The family friend was also a 50% beneficiary at the time however the deed of variation meant that they inherited the full amount of the will.
thanks Alex.... look forward to your reply... cheers