High Commissioner for Pakistan in the United Kingdom v Prince Mukkaram Jah, His Exalted Highness the 8th Nizam of Hyderabad [2016] EWHC 1465 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: December 2016 #165

The underlying claim concerned monies deposited in a new bank account with the National Westminster Bank (the bank) in the name of Mr Rahimtoola, the High Commissioner for Pakistan in London between 16 and 20 September 1948 (the Fund). The monies deposited had belonged to the state of Hyderabad/the 7th Nizam (Hyderabad’s absolute monarch at the time)...

Gorbunova v Estate of Boris Berezovsky & ors [2016] EWHC 1829 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: November 2016 #164

B had been involved in litigation against A and the AP family (the litigation) from which he potentially stood to recover large sums of money. The claimant, G, was B’s long-term partner. In March 2012 the litigation deed was drawn up to reflect agreement between B and G regarding G’s entitlement to B’s assets (including the litigation)...

Dellal v Dellal & ors [2015] EWHC 907 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: September 2015 #152

The defendants applied for an order summarily terminating the claimant’s application for an order under s10 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the Act) without trial.

J was a well-known, successful property dealer who died on 28 October 2012 worth a large fortune...

Clarke v Meadus [2010] EWHC 3117 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2013 #127

Mrs Clarke was the daughter of Mrs Meadus and Mr R Meadus, who owned a property known as Bonavista as joint tenants. Mr Meadus died in March 1995. Mrs Clarke alleged that prior to his death Mr Meadus expressed that he wanted Bonavista to remain in the family after he and his wife were dead...

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...