The Claimant (‘Rakesh’) sought to pronounce against the only will made by his late mother, Urmila Rani Gupta (‘the Will’). The Defendants were his two siblings (‘Naresh’ and ‘Sashi’), their children and his own children. The only party actively defending the claim was Naresh – he also brought a Part 20 Claim to appoint an independent administrator of the estate. The Part 20 Claim was not opposed.
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Counsel Ms James Weale, Serle Court (6 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QS, tel: 020 7242 6105, email: email@example.com) instructed by Farrer & Co (66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH, tel: 020 3375 7000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) appeared on behalf of the Claimant. Ms Constance McDonnell, Serle Court (6 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QS, tel: 020 7242 6105, email: email@example.com) instructed by Kingsley Napley (Knights Quarter, 14 St John’s Lane London, EC1M 4AJ, tel: 020 7814 1200, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) appeared on behalf of the First Defendant.
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