Blades v Isaac [2016] EWHC 601 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: May 2016 #159

The claimant was a member of a class of objects of a discretionary trust created by the will of Valerie Mary Lee who died on 19 June 2013. The defendants, who were partners in Tanners Solicitors LLP, were the trustees (including the sole proving executor)...

National Westminster Bank v Lucas [2014] EWCA Civ 1632

WTLR Issue: May 2015 #149

Jimmy Savile died in October 2011. His will dated 24 July 2006 named NatWest as his executor and left the residue of his estate to the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust (the trust) which he had created in 1984. Probate was obtained on 8 March 2012 with a net estate of £4...

Green v Astor & ors [2013] EWHC 1857 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: November 2013 #134

The judgment concerned the costs of an application by the administratrix of the aforesaid estate (the Maitland Estate) pursuant to CPR, Part 64.2(a). Apart from two charities, there were six beneficiaries of the residuary estate under the will of the deceased...