Gaskin v Chorus Law Limited [2019] EWHC 616 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

The claimant ‘C’ and second defendant ‘D2’ were two of the children of the deceased, who appeared to have died intestate in 2012. They appointed a probate company ‘D1’ to administer the estate, who took a grant under a power of attorney from D2 in 2013...

Lines v Wilcox [2019] EWHC 1451 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

The claimant was the administrator of the estate of Nancy Elizabeth Brock (deceased) who executed a ‘homemade’ will on 22 April 2005. The first defendant was appointed as executrix. The first, third, fourth and fifth defendants were the adult children of the deceased to whom she had bequeathed ‘all the money’ immediately following a reference to the price of £100,000 to be paid for the deceased’s house at 6 Mildfield Estate, Pontypool which she had agreed to sell to the first defendant and her husband, the second defendant...

PQ v RS [2019] EWHC 1643 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

This was a Public Trustee v Cooper application by the claimants as trustees of a discretionary trust executed on 11 March 1968. The application was for a declaration that they had power to make a proposed appointment, and the court’s blessing of that appointment...

Whittaker v Hancock [2018] EWHC 3478 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

By his Will dated 23 September 2003 (”Will”) John Sidney Parker (”Testator”) appointed as his executrices the First and Second Defendants. The sole beneficiary of his estate was his second wife, the Second Defendant. She had been obliged to leave the family home to be cared for by her daughter, the Claimant...

Griffin v Higgs [2018] EWHC 2498 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

By her last Will and Codicils thereto Patricia Folkes appointed the First and Second Defendants, who were her solicitors, and the Third Defendant, who was her accountant, to act as executors (“Executors”). Her estate, which included a large house in substantial grounds called Stourton Hall and a holiday home at Pen-y-Graig, was left on discretionary trusts for the benefit of her three children and seven grandchildren...

Hanspaul v Ward Case No: HC-2014-000054

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

The claimants had applied to remove the 1st to 5th defendants as trustees, and the 6th defendant as protector, of a settlement which owned shares in the family company, and for a relief as to the disputed issue of preference shares in the company...