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Private Client analysis: Estate litigation continues to be on the rise across both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI), with an...
13th May
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Dispute Resolution analysis: The Court of Appeal has given a robust reminder of the challenges facing a party who seeks to appeal against findings of...
26th Apr
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Private Client analysis: The Court of Appeal upheld an order dismissing a claim for an occupation rent brought by one residuary beneficiary against...
25th Apr
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Private Client analysis: In this case, on appeal, upholding the decision of the trial judge, the court held that a claim by an executor appointed...
22nd Apr
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Private Client analysis: In a case management ruling, the court clarified the jurisdiction and appropriate procedure for making an order granting...
19th Apr
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Private Client analysis: Chief Master Shuman was required to decide what order should be made in a dispute about burial arrangements where the...
11th Apr
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Private Client analysis: In Hughes v Pritchard, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the trial judge in a probate claim (see Hughes v...
29th Mar
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Dispute Resolution analysis: This was a second appeal to the Court of Appeal on the ground that the Deputy Master at trial made a genuine mistake in...
15th Mar
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Private Client analysis: In this case, the High Court considered the legal test in an application under CPR 21.7 to remove a litigation friend. The...
11th Mar
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Private Client analysis: Adam Lennon, deputy director and service owner (Family) at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) explains common...
7th Mar
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Private Client analysis: In an important decision providing a practical solution to the problems which arise when a child is the legal owner of...
7th Mar
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Private Client analysis: This was a claim by the wife and son of the late William Alan Dawson to prove a lost Will. The defendants, the deceased’s...
25th Feb
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Private Client analysis: Johnston v Wackett addresses the question of whether a claimant under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)...
25th Feb
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Private Client analysis: The court dismissed a claim to propound a Will of a £100m estate on the grounds that the claimant had not discharged the...
11th Feb
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Private Client analysis: Apple officially released its ‘Digital Legacy’ feature on 13 December 2021. This permits individuals who have been nominated...
21st Jan
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Private Client analysis: The new process for reporting the gross and net value of an estate, for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes, is effective for...
13th Jan
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Private Client analysis: The judge upheld on appeal the decision of Deputy Master Dray that a residuary gift in a Will demonstrated an intention not...
12th Jan
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Private Client analysis: A good illustration of the realistic limits of proprietary estoppel. The landlords sought to recover possession of a tenanted...
7th Dec
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Private Client analysis: The High Court has held that an executor who was engaged in businesses unrelated to the administration of trusts or estates...
2nd Dec
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Family analysis: A 41-year-old son claimed financial provision from his parents under section 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973),...
11th Nov

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