Hendry v Hendry & Pertiwi [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2020

The claimant, who was born in the Philippines, married Michael Frederick Hendry (the deceased) on 31 October 2003. He was 20 years older and already had three adult children. They entered into a pre-nuptial agreement which provided that in the event of the marriage failing the claimant would receive a lump sum of £10,000 and a one-way flight to the Philippines...

Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA Civ 1336

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

The appellant appealed from an order of Mostyn J by which he refused her permission pursuant to s4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the 1975 Act) to bring an application out of time for reasonable financial provision out of the estate of her late husband (the deceased), who had died in 2016 leaving an estate of £29m...

Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

The claimant applied for an order under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the 1975 Act), s2, against the estate of her deceased husband (the deceased). Probate of the deceased’s will was granted on 16 December 2016 and the application was made on 8 November 2018...

Sargeant v Sargeant Neutral citation: [2018] EWHC 8 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

Joe Sargeant (the deceased) died on 10 May 2005 leaving a will dated 20 February 2002. He left a surviving spouse, Audrey Sargeant (who was known as Mary), and two children, Jeff and Jane. By the will, he left his guns and fishing equipment to Jeff and the balance of his personal chattels and the benefit of a life policy worth £75,000 to Mary...

Lloyd v Ayres
 

WTLR Issue: Summer 2018 #172

The deceased died in January 2008 and letters of administration were granted later that month. The deceased’s death was unexpected, and within a year of her remarriage to the defendant A, which had revoked her previous will leaving her property to her previous spouse and her children...

The Royal Society v Robinson & ors [2015] EWHC 3442 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

This was a claim to construe a will or, in the alternative to rectify it. Mr Michael Crowley-Milling (the deceased) died on 24 December 2012. His wife had pre-deceased him and he was survived by one niece, Mrs Lorna Joy Robinson and the children of his other niece (who had predeceased him) James Masterman and Rebecca Masterman (the next of kin)...

Beckett & anr v McMillan & anr [2015] NICh 8

WTLR Issue: September 2015 #152

Beatrice Maeve Beckett was born on 15 March 1939. She married the late Raymond Walter Beckett (the deceased) on 6 August 1958. They had two sons. They eventually separated, after a series of what Mrs Beckett described as the ‘lengthy adulterous relationships’ on the part of the deceased...

Reading & anr v Reading & ors [2015] EWHC 946 (CH)

WTLR Issue: September 2015 #152

John Reading died on 6 July 2005. He left a will dated 30 January 2004. He was survived by his wife, Janet; his two children, Stuart and Sally; and his three stepchildren, Neil, Ruth and Robin Sedgwick.

Under the will, Mrs Reading and Richard Flack were appointed trustees of a nil-rate band discretionary trust...

Berger v Berger [2013] EWCA Civ 1305

WTLR Issue: January/February 2014 #136

The appellant, who was in her mid-80s and in poor health, was the widow of the deceased who had died on 26 June 2005. Both parties had children by previous marriages, and were together for 36 years. The deceased’s estate totalled approximately £7...