Re Studdert [2020] EWHC 1869 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2020 #180

The deceased died on 9 August 2017. The claimants were his personal representatives. The defendants were the trustees of the EAC Educational Trust, a charitable trust created by the deceased which was the residuary beneficiary under the deceased’s will...

National Westminster Bank v Lucas [2014] EWCA Civ 1632

WTLR Issue: May 2015 #149

Jimmy Savile died in October 2011. His will dated 24 July 2006 named NatWest as his executor and left the residue of his estate to the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust (the trust) which he had created in 1984. Probate was obtained on 8 March 2012 with a net estate of £4...

National Westminster Bank plc v Lucas & ors [2014] EWHC 653 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: May 2014 #139

The television presenter Jimmy Savile (the deceased) died on 29 October 2011. His estate had an approximate value of £3.3m after the deduction of various expenses incurred by the date of this hearing. By his will, the deceased appointed National Westminster Bank plc (the bank) to act as his personal representative...

Re MF Global UK Ltd [2013] EWHC 1655 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: September 2013 #132

MF Global UK (MFG UK) went into administration and, as a result, all client funds were pooled and needed to be rateably returned to MFG UK’s clients. This had to be done in a timely fashion. There were a significant number of client claims which the administrators had rejected either in full or partially...