Hendry v Hendry & Pertiwi [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2020

The claimant, who was born in the Philippines, married Michael Frederick Hendry (the deceased) on 31 October 2003. He was 20 years older and already had three adult children. They entered into a pre-nuptial agreement which provided that in the event of the marriage failing the claimant would receive a lump sum of £10,000 and a one-way flight to the Philippines...

Nahajec v Fowle Case No: C30LS199

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017 #169

By a will dated 7 July 2015 Stanley Nahajec (‘deceased’) left the whole of his estate valued at £265,710 to the defendant whom he appointed as sole executor. The deceased died on 19 July 2015 and a grant of probate to the defendant was issued on 15 October 2015...

British Red Cross v Werry [2017] EWHC 875 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2017 #168

Patricia Deeley (Miss Deeley) lived with her unmarried partner, Peter Harding (Mr Harding) in his flat at 87 Beckenham Lane, Bromley (the property) from 1962 to 2008. When Mr Harding died on 11 August 2008, it was believed (incorrectly) that he had not left a will and, therefore, the intestacy rules regulated the succession to his estate...

Wright v Waters & anr [2014] EWHC 3614 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2015 #147

The claimant was Patricia Wright who made a claim against the estate of her mother Mary Waters. Mrs Waters died on 29 December 2010 leaving an estate worth £138,000.

Mrs Waters had two children – Patricia and David. Patricia (a widow) has one child Victoria and two grandchildren...

Christofides v Seddon & ors 1CL10658

WTLR Issue: March 2014 #137

Marula Christofides died on 14 May 2009 having made a will on 22 October 2008 leaving her worldwide residuary estate between her son Andreas, her two daughters Panayiota and Joanna and her granddaughter Benita.

Probate was granted in May 2010 on a net UK estate of £308,253 with a property in London valued then at £300,000 but at the time of trial worth £420,000...