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What did a life interest over valuable chattels mean?

Published on: 02 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • What did a life interest over valuable chattels mean?
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Private Client analysis: In Wesley v Chantler the claimant, the Right Honourable Gloria Wesley, Dowager Countess Bathurst, widow of the late eighth Earl Bathurst and executrix of his estate, was entitled via a codicil to ‘be paid the income’ of a trust fund. Mark Lindley, partner at Boodle Hatfield LLP, comments on the construction held by the court in this case and the issue of the assent of certain assets to the trustees of the will trust. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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