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Private Client analysis: The court addressed issues of (i) the use of section 48 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (AJA 1985), (ii) applicable...
18th Jan
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Private Client analysis: The case concerned a share in an Italian holiday home inherited by a child resident in England on the death of his father...
12th Jan
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Private Client analysis: Following an executor’s unsuccessful appeal against an order that he provide an account and inventory, the court awarded...
22nd Dec
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Private Client analysis: The claimant was seeking an order pronouncing for a copy Will dated 7 September 2017 in solemn form. The defendants defended...
11th Dec
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Private Client analysis: Nicholas Holland, partner and Anita Shah, associate both of McDermott Will & Emery consider how contentious trusts may be...
11th Dec
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Dispute Resolution analysis: On appeal, the circuit judge held that the approach of the district judge to summary assessment of costs was...
10th Dec
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Private Client analysis: This case concerned the construction of a Will which failed to unambiguously identify the testator’s intended charitable...
8th Dec
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Tax analysis: Frederick Bjørn, partner at Payne Hicks Beach, analyses the Office for Tax Simplification’s (OTS) report on Capital Gains Tax (CGT),...
3rd Dec
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Private Client analysis: This case concerned an appeal by the executors of Sheriff Cox’s estate of a notice of determination by HMRC which ruled that...
3rd Dec
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Private Client analysis: The judgment sets out the requirements for a valid gift of money or land. The court held that a purported gift can be set...
2nd Dec
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Property Disputes analysis: There are three main points to take away from this judgement on a family proprietary estoppel claim. Firstly, the ‘rent...
23rd Nov
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Private Client analysis: The case involved an application to remove or pass over one of the executors named in the deceased’s last Will (the validity...
9th Nov
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Dispute Resolution analysis: A litigant in person was held to have defended a claim, in a disproportionate manner. His conduct—which included making...
6th Nov
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Private Client analysis: This case concerned the conflicting wishes of the deceased’s relations regarding arrangements for his burial. By the time of...
26th Oct
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Property Disputes analysis: The decision establishes the requirements of service of notices where someone relies on section 18 of the Law of Property...
26th Oct
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Private Client analysis: John Bunker, consultant solicitor and chartered tax adviser, and Thomas Pape, associate, at Irwin Mitchell discuss the...
9th Oct
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Family analysis: The court held that there was no jurisdiction for a 41-year-old man to receive child maintenance from his parents under section 27 of...
2nd Oct
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Private Client analysis: Testators commonly provide in their Wills for a gift to ‘such of my children as shall survive me in equal shares’ or words to...
2nd Oct
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Private Client analysis: Mark Lindley, partner at Boodle Hatfield, discusses the new rules in the Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communications)...
23rd Sep
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Dispute Resolution analysis: This important decision clarifies the approach to be taken when costs are sought against a litigation friend. Is such a...
28th Aug

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