Butler & anr v Butler & anr [2016] EWHC 1793 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: November 2016 #164

1. CAROLINE ANN BUTLER

2. JAMES HENRY BUTLER

V

1. KATHARINE SOPHIA BUTLER

2. CHARLES ALEXEI BUTLER

Analysis

The parties were siblings who jointly owned 502 items of 17th century Chinese porcelain gifted to them by their father between 1987 and 1993 (the Butler Family Collection (the BFC)).

Counsel details

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC (24 Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3UP, tel 020 7691 2424, e-mail practicemanagers@xxiv.co.uk) instructed by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP (50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL, tel 020 7227 7000, e-mail enquiries@bdb-law.co.uk) for the claimants.

John Brisby QC and Joseph Wigley (4 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3XT, tel 020 7242 5524, email clerks@4stonebuildings.co.uk) instructed by Harcus Sinclair (3 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3AA, tel 020 7242 9700, email mail@harcus-sinclair.co.uk) for the defendants.

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Legislation referenced

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  • s188(1) of the Law of Property Act 1925