Ball v Ball & anr [2020] WTLR 741

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Autumn 2020 #180

The claim concerned a dispute between three siblings. Their father, Christopher Ball, had died on 26 June 1978 leaving the income of his estate in trust for his wife, Dorothy Ball, for life and the residue in the proportions one third each to the claimant and second defendant, with a further one third left to the children of the first defendant. All three siblings were appointed executors and trustees of their father’s will. Dorothy Bell died on 1 June 2016 leaving a will appointing her solicitor and accountant as executors. No grant had been obtained in respect of Dorothy’s estate due t...

Lewis v Tamplin [2018] EWHC 777 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Spring 2018 #171

The claimants/applicants brought a part 8 claim, as beneficiaries of a trust of land in Glamorgan known as the Tamplin trust, for disclosure of documents and information by the defendant/respondent trustees. This claim was founded on the basis that the trustees owe a duty to account to the beneficiaries for their stewardship of the trust assets. They also made an application for pre-action disclosure; the court gave judgment on both matters.

The defendants opposed both the claim and the application on a number of grounds. Firstly, the beneficiaries had already received sufficient ...