Re D [2016] EWCOP 35

WTLR Issue: September 2016 #162

This was an appeal of an order allowing an applicant (I) for an order authorising her to execute a statutory will to be released from the obligation to serve the papers on someone entitled to a half share of the estate on intestacy and who would be disinherited if the statutory will was executed...

Re RM [2016] EWCOP 25 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: September 2016 #162

In 2014 Roy and his wife had each executed a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) for property and financial affairs in which they appointed their spouse, son (Philip), and daughter (Sue) jointly and severally to be their attorneys and an LPA for health and welfare in which they appointed Sue to be their sole attorney...

Re A [2016] EWCOP 3

WTLR Issue: May 2016 #159

C wished to stand down as deputy for her aunt A, and a professional deputy be appointed in her place. The application was opposed by D, who was A’s nephew and C’s cousin.

A was 78 and was a member of a titled family. She suffered from schizophrenia and had undergone a frontal leucotomy in 1962...

Re AMH [2015] EWCOP 70

WTLR Issue: May 2016 #159

AMH was born on 31 October 1936. She lived with her husband in Greenwich until 1999, when they retired and moved to Kent. They had three children, Audrey, Kevin, and Robbie. Robbie died in 2005. Robbie’s son Rocky lived with AMH between 1990 and 2013, and was very close to her...

Re KJP [2016] EWCOP 6

WTLR Issue: May 2016 #159

This was an application for permission to appeal against a decision of District Judge Mort authorising the revocation of an enduring power of attorney (EPA) in respect of the property and affairs of K.

K executed the EPA on 17 July 2007 appointing his two children (the attorneys) to be his attorneys with general authority to act on his behalf in relation to his property and affairs...

Re SH [2016] EWCOP 2

WTLR Issue: May 2016 #159

SH, who was aged 93, lived with her granddaughter, FJ, in Walthamstow. She had three sons, two of whom, RL and KLC, also lived in London. In April 2002, RL paid the entire purchase price for his mother’s flat and, by a trust deed, SH acknowledged that he was the beneficial owner subject to her right to live there for as long as she wished on payment of all outgoings...

Re H [2015] EWCOP 52

WTLR Issue: April 2016 #158

H, who was stillborn, was diagnosed as autistic and had poor cognitive functioning and adaptive skills, almost unintelligible speech and limited communicative ability. An only child, now aged 26 years, she lived with her parents, F and M. On 6 August 2014 they applied to be appointed jointly and severally as H’s deputies for property and affairs and personal welfare...

Ross v A [2015] EWCOP 46

WTLR Issue: April 2016 #158

A, who was 18 years old, had received £5,000,000 in settlement of a claim for clinical negligence which had left her with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, cortical blindness, severe intellectual impairment and extreme behavioural problems. She lived at home with her parents and siblings...