Naylor & anr v Barlow & ors [2019] WTLR 981

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Autumn 2019 #176

The claimants were practising solicitors and trustees of a trust created by the will of John Hine (T) who died on 4 January 1992. T had had four children. Two, Beryl Clowes and John Hine, were the third and fourth defendants. One, Philip Hines, pre-deceased T leaving two children, Judith Barlow and Janet Lomax, the first and second defendants. The fourth, Basil Hine, had survived T but died before the proceedings were issued leaving a widow, Barbara Hine, who was the fifth defendant.

T had been the sole freehold owner of the family farm, Brown Edge Farm. Clause 3 of his will devis...

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