SAD & Anr v SED
 [2017] EWCOP 3

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

The respondent, who had a history of mental health problems, made a lasting power of attorney (‘LPA’) for property and financial affairs on 1 April 2014 appointing as attorneys her mother and her two daughters, the latter of whom were the applicants...

Re Jones [2014] EWCOP 59

WTLR Issue: May 2016 #159

Mr Jones suffered from dementia and lacked testamentary capacity and capacity to make significant lifetime gifts. He had an estate of approximately £2.3m and was intestate. The effect of his dying intestate would be that, following the statutory legacy of £250,000 plus personal chattels to his wife, Mrs Jones, outright, Mrs Jones would receive half of the remainder of the estate absolutely and his daughter from a previous relationship, Ms Dawson, would receive the other half of the estate...

NT v FS & ors [2013] EWHC 684 (CP)

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

F is a 74-year-old retired rugby player with assets of £3m and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2006. The applicant (NT), who is F’s deputy, brought this application for a statutory will to be executed on behalf of F and for a statutory gift of £50,000 to be made to F’s 95-year-old mother (T)...

Re JC 11757467

WTLR Issue: September 2012 #122

JC had four biological children: A, B, C and D. A was born in 1942 to a 15-year old mother. He was subsequently fostered, but throughout his life always understood JC to be his father and in the forty years preceding trial had worked and been in regular contact with him...

Re JDS; Smyth v JDS [2012] COP 10334473

WTLR Issue: April 2012 #118

In 2001 the patient, J, received a settlement of £2,090,000 damages in respect of cerebral palsy suffered as a result of complications at the time of his birth in 1991. Of this, £1,611,222 was attributable to his future care needs. J is an only child...