A County Council v MS & anr 11413486

WTLR Issue: July/August 2014 #141

This was an application by a local authority property and affairs deputy seeking a direction whether to authorise a gift MS wished to make. MS was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints (the church) and wished to donate £6,832 to the church as a tithe...

Lewis v Lewis [2014] EWCA Civ 412

WTLR Issue: July/August 2014 #141

This was an application for permission to appeal from a decision of HHJ Seys Llewellyn QC in a case concerning wills. Peter Lewis contested the will of his father, Kenneth Lewis on the basis of undue influence and/or fraud. David Lewis, the beneficiary under the will, issued proceedings to determine the issue...

Bentine v Bentine [2013] EWHC 3098 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2014 #137

This appeal concerned the one-fifths rule contained in s70 of the Solicitors Act 1974. That rule provides that if a solicitor’s costs bill is reduced by more than one-fifth at detailed assessment, the costs of that assessment will be borne by that solicitor...

Sharma & anr v Hunters [2011] EWHC 2546 (COP)

WTLR Issue: March 2012 #117

The applicants (R and J) made a wasted costs application against the respondent solicitors (H) in the context of proceedings known as D v R (Deputy of S) and S [2010] EWHC 2405 (CoP), which had been heard by Henderson J in the Court of Protection concerning S...