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Court takes broad approach to its power to substitute personal representatives (Whittaker v Hancock and others)

Court takes broad approach to its power to substitute personal representatives (Whittaker v Hancock and others)
Published on: 08 February 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court takes broad approach to its power to substitute personal representatives (Whittaker v Hancock and others)
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Article summary

Private Client analysis: Barbara Rich, barrister at 5 Stone Buildings, examines the decision of the High Court in Whittaker v Hancock and others granting an application under section 50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (AJA 1985) for the deceased’s widow to be replaced as one of his personal representatives by her daughter, who was her attorney under a lasting power of attorney (LPA). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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