Wilson v Lassman Neutral citation: [2017] EWHC 85 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

PAUL WILSON

V

MALCOLM LASSMAN
(Executor of the Estate of Gerald Wilson)

Analysis

The claimant sought an order pronouncing against the will of his late father 
Gerald Wilson (the ‘deceased’) dated 9 October 2010, and revoking the grant of 
probate obtained by the defendant, as executor and sole beneficiary. The claimant contended that the will was not validly executed in compliance with s9 of the Wills Act 1837 (the ‘1837 Act’).


Counsel details

Counsel
Gavin Hamilton (3 Paper Buildings, Temple, London, EC4Y 7EU, tel 020 7583 8055) instructed by BPS Law LLP (Cardinal House, 20 St Mary’s Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2LY, tel 0161 834 2623) for the claimant.

Julian Reed (3 Pump Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7AJ, tel 020 7353 0711, e-mail clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com) instructed by Woodgrange Solicitors LLP (46 Woodgrange Road, London E7 0QH, tel 020 8534 2400, e-mail law@woodgrangesolicitors.co.uk) for the defendant.


Cases referenced

Cases in bold have further reading - click to view.

  • Channon v Perkins [2005] EWCA Civ 908
  • Kayll v Rawlinson [2010] WTLR 1443
  • Sherrington v Sherrington [2005] EWCA Civ 326
  • Wright v Rogers (1869) LR 1 P&D 678


Legislation referenced

Legislation in bold has further reading - click to view.

  • 
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Wills Act 1837, s9