Probate: When to distribute

Case management can be tricky when the forfeiture rule may be invoked. Natasha Dzameh reports ‘As a matter of principle, neither the inquest nor the civil proceedings should take precedence over the other, bearing in mind that the question of forfeiture lay at the centre of the civil proceedings but could not be determined by …
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Cases Referenced

  • Economou v de Freitas [2016] EWHC 1853 (QB)
  • Gregory & anor v Ziuzina & ors (2017) unreported EWHC Deputy Master Lloyd 5 December
  • Hoyle v Rogers & anor [2014] EWCA Civ 257
  • R v Poplar Coroner (ex parte Thomas) [1993] QB 610