Payne v Taylor [2019] EWHC 2347 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2019

By his will the deceased, who died in November 2010, left his estate as to one half to his widow. She, by a deed of variation complying with s142 Inheritance Tax Act 1984 ( ‘IHTA ‘) ,varied the will in order to settle her half share on a discretionary trust of which the beneficiaries were herself, her children and remoter issue...

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...

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...