Williams v Seals & ors [2014] EWHC 3708 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2015 #147

The deceased, Mr Seals, (D) committed suicide on 10 December 2013. He was depressed following his wife’s death from cancer in August 2010. However, the mental health team who saw him in September and November 2012 did not identify any major disordering mental illness...

Wright v Waters & anr [2014] EWHC 3614 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2015 #147

The claimant was Patricia Wright who made a claim against the estate of her mother Mary Waters. Mrs Waters died on 29 December 2010 leaving an estate worth £138,000.

Mrs Waters had two children – Patricia and David. Patricia (a widow) has one child Victoria and two grandchildren...

AIB Group (UK) Plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors [2014] UKSC 58

WTLR Issue: March 2015 #147

The appellant bank instructed the respondent solicitors to act in relation to a £3.3m re-mortgage on behalf of themselves and the borrowers. The borrowers’ property (the property) was already subject to a first charge in favour of Barclays. A part of the respondent’s instructions was to redeem the outstanding Barclays mortgage and to secure a first charge against the property in the appellant’s favour...

Libertarian Investments Ltd v Hall FACV Nos 14 & 16 of 2012

WTLR Issue: March 2015 #147

W and the defendant embarked on a project with the aim of acquiring a substantial interest in an English company, TSE, which started with the acquisition of 125,000 TSE shares in 2002 (the first tranche). In 2003 they attempted to make additional acquisitions of TSE shares, such attempts involving three of W’s companies, including the plaintiff...