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Court interprets Will without a hearing in a speedy and cost-efficient manner (Knipe v British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity)

Court interprets Will without a hearing in a speedy and cost-efficient manner (Knipe v British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity)
Published on: 08 December 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court interprets Will without a hearing in a speedy and cost-efficient manner (Knipe v British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity)
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Article summary

Private Client analysis: This case concerned the construction of a Will which failed to unambiguously identify the testator’s intended charitable beneficiaries. The claim was not opposed by the potential beneficiaries, and the executor sought summary judgment without a hearing. In the particular circumstances of the case the court was prepared to deal with the short points of construction upon a summary judgment application and was also prepared to deal with the matter on paper without a hearing pursuant to CPR 23.8. Written by Matthew Wales, barrister, at Guildhall Chambers, Bristol. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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