Wilson v Lassman Neutral citation: [2017] EWHC 85 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

The claimant sought an order pronouncing against the will of his late father 
Gerald Wilson (the ‘deceased’) dated 9 October 2010, and revoking the grant of 
probate obtained by the defendant, as executor and sole beneficiary. The claimant contended that the will was not validly executed in compliance with s9 of the Wills Act 1837 (the ‘1837 Act’)...

RBC v Stubbs
 Neutral citation: [2017] EWHC 180 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

The claim was brought to rectify two deeds of revocation and appointment made in 2008 and 2014, or alternatively to rescind them on the grounds of mistake.


Each of the settlor’s adult children had an interest in possession in a one sixth share of the trust fund...

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...

Vucicevic v Aleksic Neutral citation: [2017] EWHC 2335 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

The claim was a claim dated 5 September 2016 by the claimants as personal representatives of the late Mr Veliko Aleksic (the deceased), who died on 24 October 2014, for construction of parts of the deceased’s last will. He acquired a house in London in 1960 and a house in Cardiff in 1971...