Patel v Mirza [2013] EWHC 1892 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: December 2013 #135

The claimant (Mr Patel) became friends with Mr Georgiou in 2004. Mr Patel was introduced to the defendant (Mr Mirza) at the end of 2008 or the beginning of 2009 by Mr Georgiou, probably at one of the poker games Mr Georgiou hosted every Friday evening...

Ramsay v HMRC [2013] UKUT 0226 (TCC)

WTLR Issue: December 2013 #135

The appellant appealed against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT). The issue before the FTT was whether Mrs Ramsay had transferred to TPQ Developments Ltd (TPQ) a ‘business as a going concern’ in exchange for shares issued by TPQ so as to qualify for roll-over relief under s162 Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (TCGA 1992)...

Re Stolkin; Greaves v Stolkin [2013] EWHC 1140 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: December 2013 #135

The deceased testator, Leslie Stolkin, (T) had two sons from his marriage, the defendant Gary (G) and Mark (M). T divorced their mother in 1989. In September 1997 Pauline Greaves the claimant, (P), also divorced, moved in with T as cohabitant and became financially dependent on him...

Tociapski v Tociapski [2013] EWHC 1770 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: December 2013 #135

The claimant and defendant are the two sons of Mr Igor Tociapski (the deceased), who died on 12 March 2010 and had made a will dated 20 June 2007 and a later will dated 13 May 2009 (the 2009 will). The 2007 will shared the estate between the two sons...

Travers Will Trust v HMRC [2013] UKFTT 436 (TC)

WTLR Issue: December 2013 #135

PL Travers (PLT) was the creator of the fictional literary character of Mary Poppins. In 1960 PLT entered into an agreement with Walt Disney which assigned parts of her copyright in the character to him. In this agreement PLT undertook not to exploit her dramatic, TV or radio rights in relation to Mary Poppins without Walt Disney’s consent...

Brown v Stephenson [2013] EWHC 2531 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: December 2013 #135

The claimant was the owner of a smallholding that comprised a barn known as Capri Lodge (Capri Lodge) and an adjoining three-acre paddock (paddock) and seven-acre piece of woodland (woodland) at Northgate Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, where she carried on a goat husbandry business then called Dairy Goat Produce...

M v M & ors [2013] EWHC 2534 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: December 2013 #135

The transcript of this judgment is reported in part from para 164 onwards and starts with a discussion of the law. No part of the report provides a factual narrative.

Held (allowing the wife’s claim for financial relief):

The court had power on divorce to order a party to the marriage to transfer to the other party such property as may be so specified to which that party was entitled, either in possession or reversion...