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...

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...

Greathead v Greathead [2017] EWHC 1154 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017 #169

This was an application for a declaration under the Presumption of Death Act 2013 in respect of a man (‘E’) who had disappeared on 17 November 2005 and had not been heard of since.

The claimant and his family came from South Africa to England in 1980...