Todd v Parsons [2019] EWHC 3366 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2020

T died in 2009, aged 96 years, leaving two adult children, her son, who was the claimant (C), and her daughter, who was the third defendant (D3). By a will document dated 25 September 2008, T appointed the first defendant (D1) and the second defendant (D2) as her executors...

The Public Guardian v DA & ors [2018] EWCOP 26

WTLR Issue: Spring 2019 #174

The Public Guardian filed a number of applications under s23 and schedule 1, para 11 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) in two test cases seeking the court’s guidance as to whether or not it was appropriate to register, with or without amendments, instruments purporting to create a lasting power of attorney (LPA)...

Akhter v Khan Neutral citation: [2018] EWFC 54

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2018 #173

Mrs Akhter (A) and Mr Khan (K) underwent an Islamic marriage ceremony in England in 1998. They then considered themselves husband and wife and were treated as such by their families, community and state authorities. They had four children. Despite requests by A no civil ceremony was ever undertaken...

Sharp v Hutchins [2015] EWHC 1240 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: September 2015 #152

Mr Butcher was born on 4 October 1939. He lived alone in a bungalow at 42 Russell Road, Enfield, London. He had no surviving parents and no children. He was close to his only sibling, Yvonne Butcher, with whom he lived. She died in 2002. Mr Butcher died on 5 May 2013 aged 73...