Gupta v Gupta 2018 EWHC 1353 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

MR NARESH KUMAR GUPTA

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MR RAKESH KUMAR GUPTA MRS SASHI BALA AGRAWALA MR DEEP GUPTA MS PREETI GUPTA MRS SONYA PREETA DEY MR TARUN AGRAWALA MRS MOHINI SEHDA MR RISHI GUPTA

Analysis

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.

Counsel details

Counsel Ms James Weale, Serle Court (6 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QS, tel: 020 7242 6105, email: clerks@serlecourt.co.uk) instructed by Farrer & Co (66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH, tel: 020 3375 7000, email: enquiries@farrer.co.uk) 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: clerks@serlecourt.co.uk) instructed by Kingsley Napley (Knights Quarter, 14 St John’s Lane London, EC1M 4AJ, tel: 020 7814 1200, email: enquiries@kingsleynapley.co.uk) appeared on behalf of the First Defendant.

Cases referenced

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  • Barry v Butlin (1838) 2 Moo. P.C. 480
  • Beech v Public Trustee [1923] P. 46
  • Brennan v Prior [2013] WTLR 1701
  • Cowderoy v Cranfield [2011] WTLR 1699
  • Crerar v Crerar, unreported
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  • Fuller v Strum [2002] 1 WLR 1097, [2002] WTLR 199
  • Fulton v Andrew (1875) L.R. 7 H.L. 448
  • Gill v Woodall [2011] Ch. 380, [2011] WTLR 251
  • Greaves v Stolkin [2013] WTLR 1793
  • Hart v Dabbs [2001] WTLR 527
  • Jeffrey v Jeffrey [2013] WTLR 1509
  • Re Hayward [2017] 4 WLR 32
  • Re Morris [1971] P. 62
  • RSPCA v Sharp [2011] 1 WLR 980, [2011] WTLR 311 Sheikh v Page [2017] EWHC 1772 (QB)
  • Sherrington v Sherrington [2005] WTLR 587
  • Wharton v Bancroft [2012] WTLR 693