AC v DC & ors [2012] EWHC 2032 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

Mostyn J granted an application by the applicant (W) to set aside transactions pursuant to s37(2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 that had been made by the first respondent (H) on about 2 December 2010 by which H disposed of his 86...

Joshi & ors v Mahida [2013] EWHC 486 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

Kiritkumar Mahendersinh Mahida (testator) and his wife, the defendant, owned (inter alia) freehold property at 148-152 Leytonstone Road London as beneficial joint tenants. They were, however, separated when the testator made his last will (will) on 17 July 2002...

NT v FS & ors [2013] EWHC 684 (CP)

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

F is a 74-year-old retired rugby player with assets of £3m and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2006. The applicant (NT), who is F’s deputy, brought this application for a statutory will to be executed on behalf of F and for a statutory gift of £50,000 to be made to F’s 95-year-old mother (T)...

R v Hursthouse 2013 EWCA (Crim) 517

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

On 28 October 2009 Susan Hursthouse (the appellant) pleaded guilty to an offence of fraud contrary to s1 of the Fraud Act 2006. The offence involved the forgery of the will of Henry Swinscoe (the testator). The appellant was accused along with her mother Jean Oldknow, who had previously been married to the testator...

Re Wilson (dec’d) [2013] EWHC 499 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

The testatrix Iris Wilson (Iris) made a will dated 31 August 2010 and died on 6 October 2010. Her will appointed the first defendant Mr Phythian as the sole executor and left her personal effects and the residue of her estate to the second defendant Mrs Phythian and the property known as North Lodge in Yalding Kent in equal shares to Mr and Mrs Phythian...

Day & anr v Day [2013] EWCA Civ 280

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

The appellants appealed from a first instance decision by Mr Recorder Chapman QC on 15 May 2012, which refused their application for an order for rectification of a conveyance that was executed on behalf of their mother (Mrs Day) by her solicitor (Mr Froud) who was acting as her attorney...

Re B, B v T 

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

The appellant beneficiary (B) appealed from the order of Judge J R Finch made in the Royal Court of Guernsey on 15 March 2012 granting liberty to the respondent trustee (T) to disclose information and documentation to law enforcement authorities in France inter alia to protect the interests of T in the context of an ongoing criminal investigation...

Re GM 11843118

WTLR Issue: June 2013 #130

The applicants, GM’s deputies for property and affairs, sought retrospective approval of various gifts they had made from GM’s funds to themselves, their family and friends and also to several charities. Additionally, they sought retrospective approval of their purported deputyship expenses...