Perry v Neupert [2019] EWHC 52 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Web Only

The claimants were the widow and the daughter of the deceased who died on 8 March 2015. The deceased executed an English will (“the Will”) dealing with his UK assets and appointing a Swiss lawyer (the 1st defendant) as his executor and trustee...

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...

Borrows v HM Coroner for Preston
 [2008] EWHC 1387 (QB)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2018 #172

.This case concerned the burial arrangements of Liam McManus (Liam), who 
took his life aged just 15. Liam had a difficult upbringing. His parents 
were heroin addicts and so he was brought up by his maternal grandparents 
in Liverpool until he entered foster care aged 5...

Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

JS, a 14-year-old, terminally ill girl wanted to pursue cryonic preservation: the speculative and controversial scientific theory of freezing a dead body in the hope that resuscitation and a cure may be possible in the distant future. JS’s parents disagreed about what should happen...

Re Goodman (dec’d) [2013] EWHC 758 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: September 2013 #132

Everard Goodman (the deceased) died on 17 April 2011 leaving a will dated 15 December 2010 (the will) naming his sons, the claimants (C), his daughter, the second defendant (D2), and his widow, the first defendant (D1), as executors. However, relationships between the parties were very poor and, on 16 August 2012, D1, a beneficiary under the will as well as one of the executors named in it, issued an application for an independent professional to take over the administration of the deceased’s estate under s50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (the 1985 Act)...

Gudavadze & ors v Kay & ors [2012] EWHC 1683 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: December 2012 #125

The deceased (Badri) was a wealthy Georgian businessman. Since Badri’s death litigation, in relation to both the devolution and administration of his estate, had been conducted in numerous jurisdictions. Mr Boris Berezovsky maintained claims against the estate on the basis of alleged joint ventures, but for the purpose of this action supported various members of Badri’s family (the family defendants) in their challenge of documents alleged to have testamentary force...

Khan v Crossland 

WTLR Issue: June 2012 #120

Dennis Griffiths (testator) died on 30 October 2008 leaving an estate worth about £430,000. By his last will, made nine years previously, the testator had appointed as his executors two partners in a firm of will writers known as ‘Will Drafters’ (respondents)...