Tish v Olley [2018] EWHC 1069 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2018 #171

The claimants, the former wife of the deceased and their children by that 
marriage, brought claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) 
Act 1975. 

Following the breakdown of the marriage between the first claimant and the 
deceased, in 2007 a consent order was made by the Principal Registry of the Family 
Division disposing of the first claimant’s ancillary relief application...

Hives v Machin [2017] EWHC 1414 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017 #169

This claim concerned the proper construction of the will of Mrs Bastubbe (‘the Testatrix’). The Testatrix had three sons, Christopher, Eric (the Claimant’s father) and Peter (the Defendant). The Testatrix made her last will in 2003 at a time when all three of her sons were living...

Cronin v De Hamel [2017] EWHC 454 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2017 #168

The Brindle Estate near Chorley belonged to Patience Aspinall, who died in 1985. The Estate passed to her sister Honour Ruth (‘Miss Aspinall’) as her executor and sole beneficiary. In the early 1990s, the Brindle Estate was subject to compulsory purchase for the construction of the M65 motorway over the northern part...