Succession: Who died first?

Mark Pawlowski examines the doctrine of commorientes with particular reference to its implications for property held on a joint tenancy Where there is uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of joint or simultaneous death (ie, so that it is not known who died first), a fairer and more just solution is to convert the joint tenancy into …
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Cases Referenced

  • Hickman & ors v Peacey [1945] AC 304
  • In the Estate of Guggenheim (1941) The Times, 20 June
  • Re Bate (deceased): Chillingworth v Bate [1947] 2 All ER 418
  • Re Lindop, Lee-Barber v Reynolds [1942] Ch 377
  • Re Pringle, Baker v Matheson [1946] Ch 124