Lomax v Lomax [2019] EWCA Civ 1467

WTLR Issue: Spring 2020

The claimant made an application under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 as a widow of the deceased. She wanted the parties to engage in Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE), but the defendant refused to do so. The claimant asked the court to order an ENE under CPR r3...

Watson v Kea Investments Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 1759

WTLR Issue: Spring 2020

In 2012, the claimant trustee (K) invested £129m into a joint venture (Spartan), which was alleged have been procured by the deceit of Mr Watson. The action between K and Spartan was settled, with certain agreements between Spartan and K set aside...

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...

MN v OP & ors [2019] EWCA Civ 679

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

In a claim for the approval of an arrangement varying a trust under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 (the 1958 Act), an application was made for an anonymity order restricting the naming of the parties and access to the court file relating to the claim and the publication of certain information...

First City v Zumax [2019] EWCA Civ 294

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

The claimant held accounts in Nigeria with IMB International Bank, whose rights and obligations had been inherited by the defendant through a series of mergers. IMB itself held ‘correspondent’ accounts with a London bank. The claimant often received funds to an Isle of Man nominee which held a bank account in London...

HMRC v Parry [2018] EWCA Civ 2266

WTLR Issue: Spring 2019 #174

Shortly before her death the director of a company (S) transferred the funds from a company pension policy acquired by her on her divorce from her ex-husband and known as a s32 buyout policy (the s32 policy) to a personal pension policy (PPP) issued by AXA...