Sarah Bolt examines the current approach to deciding what is a valid deathbed gift This case was a prime example of circumstances in which a deathbed gift ought not to be allowed to validate otherwise ineffective testamentary dispositions. Deathbed gifts are back in the spotlight with the recent decision of Davey v Bailey on 26 …
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- Davey & anor v Bailey & ors  EWHC 445 (Ch) (to be reported in the next issue of Wills and Trusts Law Reports)
- King v The Chiltern Dog Rescue & anor  WTLR 1225 CA
- Vallee v Birchwood  WTLR 1095 Ch D