Ball v Ball [2017] 1 EWHC 1750 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Autumn 2017 #169

The Deceased was married to James Ball. They had had eleven children, including the three claimants and eight of the nine defendants. In or around 1991, the family split, when the three claimants reported their father to the police for sexually abusing them when they were younger. The Deceased felt that the complaints were exaggerated, and was annoyed that they had been made public. As a result, on 27 May 1992 the Deceased made a will excluding those three claimants from benefit, dividing her estate between her eight remaining children and one of her grandsons. The will was professional ...

Kicks v Leigh [2014] EWHC 3926 (Ch)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | May 2015 #149

Joyce Smith (Mrs Smith) lived at 49 Home Close, Wolvercote, Oxford (property). She had two daughters, the late Norma Kicks who died in January 2004, and the defendant. After her daughter’s death, Mrs Smith changed her will (will) in February 2008 and gave her entire net estate to the defendant, whom she had appointed sole executrix and trustee, to hold as to 50% for the defendant and 50% equally between Mrs Smith’s four grandchildren. The claimants were the two children of the late Norma Kicks. Mrs Smith’s health began to decline from November 2008. The defendant and her husband, who liv...

5 Stone Buildings: A quick catch up

Penelope Reed QC introduces an issue devoted to articles by the barristers of 5 Stone Buildings The members of 5 Stone Buildings are delighted to be back writing for this edition of the Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal. Last year proved to be a fertile source of articles with members of chambers involved …
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