Jump & anr v Lister & anr [2016] EWHC 2160 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: January/February 2017 #166

(1) SANDRA JUMP

(2) SUZANNE JONES

V

(1) HARRY DOW LISTER

(2) FORRESTERS SOLICITORS LIMITED

Analysis

John Raymond Winson and Mable Winson (Mr & Mrs Winson) made ‘mirror image’ wills with the first defendant, a solicitor employed by the second defendant, on 17 August 2010 by which, in simple terms (and subject to two minor specific legacies by Mrs Winson), they left their estate to each other but, if that gift failed, left pecuniary legacies to the same named individuals and charities with the net residue passing to the claimants in equal shares. In each will there was a survivorship clause in the following terms:

Counsel details

Mr Elis Meredydd Gomer (24a-28 St John Street, Manchester M3 4DJ, tel 0161 214 1500, e-mail clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk) instructed by Myerson Solicitors (Regent Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RX, tel 0161 941 4000, e-mail lawyers@myerson.co.uk) for the claimant.

Mr Edward Hewitt (5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3XT, tel 020 7242 6201, e-mail clerks@5sblaw.com) instructed by Beale & Co (Capital House, 85 King William Street, London EC4N 7BL, tel 020 7469 0400) for the defendant.

Legislation referenced

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