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Private Client analysis: Banks v Goodfellow remains good law and the test for assessing testamentary capacity. Mrs Justice Falk ruled that Banks...
7th May
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Private Client analysis: The court construed a power of appointment of shares up to such amount as should bring the holdings of both of two...
7th May
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Private Client analysis: The adult daughters’ claim for financial provision from their deceased father’s estate was unsuccessful, primarily because...
6th May
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Dispute Resolution analysis: In this case the court had to determine three questions: (i) where a protected party accepts a Part 36 offer is the other...
23rd Apr
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Private Client analysis: The court rejected a claim brought by a disappointed family member of a deceased relative that the said relative had intended...
21st Apr
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Private Client analysis: The deceased executed a very short homemade Will from his hospital bed during the last weeks of his life. The defendants...
19th Apr
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Private Client analysis: This is another case where adult siblings are in dispute over administration of an estate in which the party most proximate...
9th Apr
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Private Client analysis: The High Court has upheld a challenge to a Will on grounds of want of knowledge and approval in a case in which there were no...
30th Mar
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Property analysis: In this appeal the court was asked to determine the effect of the respondent attempting to transfer his legal interest in a...
24th Mar
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Property Disputes Analysis: In Howe v Gossop the High Court had to grapple on appeal with how the doctrine of proprietary estoppel interacts with the...
23rd Mar
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Private Client analysis: In this case, the court was asked to make a declaration of presumed death under section 2 of the Presumption of Death Act...
23rd Mar
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Private Client analysis: Ms Emily Whelan died on 8 November 2016. Family members brought a claim under Article 8 of the ECHR, the right to respect for...
15th Mar
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Private Client analysis: Rokkan v Rokkan was the hearing of two preliminary issues: where a surviving spouse takes Norwegian deferred probate over the...
12th Mar
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Private Client analysis: A wealthy, childless, married couple had made simple mirror Wills leaving everything to each other. Shortly before their...
9th Mar
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Dispute Resolution analysis: The Court of Appeal has considered the correct course of action for an appeal court where fresh evidence of fraud is...
3rd Mar
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Property Disputes analysis: The claimants claimed title to a passageway between two commercial buildings by reason of adverse possession. They claimed...
24th Feb
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Private Client analysis: In this professional negligence case the court upheld a duty of care owed by solicitors to beneficiaries under a...
23rd Feb
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Private Client analysis: The court held that the Will of Dr Robert Munroe Black should be rectified so as to distribute his residuary estate between...
17th Feb
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Private Client analysis: The court held that the master had approached his assessment of the evidence incorrectly, as he followed the approach to the...
16th Feb
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Private Client analysis: Alexander Wickham (Alexander) had issued a claim against his late father’s estate for an award of reasonable financial...
9th Feb

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