Todd v Parsons [2019] EWHC 3366 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2020

MICHAEL JAMES TODD

V

1. ALEXANDRA DEBORAH LOUISE PARSONS 2. DAVID PATRICK CHRISTOPHER O'HAGAN 3. ELIZABETH JANE TODD

Analysis

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. D1 was the daughter of D3 and T’s only grandchild. D2 was the solicitor who drafted the will document. Both remained neutral in the proceedings.

Counsel details

Raj Sahonte (New Square Chambers, 12 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3SW, tel 020 7419 8000, email clerks@newsquarechambers.co.uk), instructed by Ince Metcalfes (46-48 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4LY, tel 0117 929 0451, e-mail info@incemetcalfes.com) for the claimant.

Alex Troup (St John’s Chambers, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6PU, tel 0117 923 4700, e-mail clerks@stjohnschambers.co.uk), instructed by TLT LLP (One Redcliff Street, Bristol BS1 6TP, tel 0333 006 0000, e-mail generalenquiries@TLTsolicitors.com) for the third defendant.
The first and second defendants did not appear and were not represented.

Cases referenced

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  • Ashkettle v Gwinnett [2013] EWHC 2125 (Ch)|Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR 5 QB 549|Bradbury v Taylor [2013] WTLR 29
  • Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR 5 QB 549
  • Bradbury v Taylor [2013] WTLR 29, [2012] EWCA Civ 1208
  • Crerar v Crerar, unreported but cited and followed by Latey J in Re Morris [1971] P 62
  • Gestmin S GPS S PA v Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd [2013] EWHC 3560 (Comm)
  • Gill v Woodall [2011] Ch 280,
  • Hawes v Burgess [2013] WTLR 453
  • Hawes v Burgess [2013] WTLR 453, [2013] EWCA Civ 94
  • James v James [2018] WTLR 1313, [2018] EWHC 43 (Ch)
  • Jennings v Rice [2002] WTLR 367, [2003] 1 FCR 501
  • Perrins v Holland [2010] WTLR 1415, [2010] EWCA Civ 840
  • Re Butlin 2 Moo PC 480
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  • Re Edwards [2007] WTLR 1387, [2007] EWHC 1119 (Ch)
  • Re Key Deceased [2010] WTLR 623, [2010] 1 WLR 2020
  • Re Morris [1971] P. 62
  • Re Tyrrell [1894] P 151
  • Schrader v Schrader [2013] WTLR 701, [2013] EWHC 466
  • Sharp v Adam [2006] WTLR 1059, [2006] EWCA Civ 449
  • Simon v Byford [2014] WTLR 1097, [2014] EWCA Civ 280,
  • Thorner v Major [2009] WTLR 713, [2009] 1 WLR 776
  • unreported but cited and followed by Latey J in Re Morris [1971] P 62|Re Edwards [2007] WTLR 1387
  • Wisniewski v Central Manchester Health Authority [1998] Lloyd' s Rep Med 223
  • [2003] 1 FCR 501|Re Key Deceased [2010] WTLR 623
  • [2006] EWCA Civ 449|Simon v Byford [2014] WTLR 1097
  • [2007] EWHC 1119 (Ch)|Gestmin S GPS S PA v Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd [2013] EWHC 3560 (Comm)|Gill v Woodall [2011] Ch 280
  • [2009] 1 WLR 776|Re Tyrrell [1894] P 151|Wisniewski v Central Manchester Health Authority [1998] Lloyd' s Rep Med 223
  • [2010] 1 WLR 2020|Re Morris [1971] P 62|Perrins v Holland [2010] WTLR 1415
  • [2010] EWCA Civ 840|Schrader v Schrader [2013] WTLR 701
  • [2012] EWCA Civ 1208|Re Butlin 2 Moo PC 480|Crerar v Crerar
  • [2013] EWCA Civ 94|James v James [2018] WTLR 1313
  • [2013] EWHC 466|Sharp v Adam [2006] WTLR 1059
  • [2014] EWCA Civ 280
  • [2018] EWHC 43 (Ch)|Jennings v Rice [2002] WTLR 367
  • |Thorner v Major [2009] WTLR 713