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...

Rogge v Rogge [2019] EWHC 1949 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2019

The first and second claimants had four children, three of whom were the defendants. The third defendant suffered a serious brain injury while playing polo and was left unable to walk unaided. The first and second claimants purchased two contiguous flats in London, one for themselves and the other for the third defendant...

Scarle [2019] EWHC 2224 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2019

A husband and his wife were both found dead at their home in October 2016. Both were found to have died of hypothermia, and the wife ‘s body in a more advanced state of decomposition. They left jointly-owned property which fell to be distributed differently depending on which of them died first...

Macintyre & anor v Oliver & ors [2018] EWHC 3094 (Ch

WTLR Issue: Spring 2019 #174

The claimants were the trustees of the trusts arising under the wills of Violet Hamblen-Thomas (Violet) and Charles Hamben-Thomas (Charles). They had issued a Part 8 claim form seeking the guidance of the court as to the true construction of the will trusts and as to the identification of the beneficiaries, represented by the defendants...

Sheffield v Sheffield [2018] EWHC 2360 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2019 #174

Following judgment upholding claims for various breaches of trust (Sheffield v Sheffield & ors [2014] WTLR 1039, [2013] EWHC 3927 (Ch)), the judge ordered accounts, on the footing of wilful default, and inquiries consequent upon the judgment...