Slattery v Jagger & ors [2015] EWHC 3976 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

The claimants (the executors of the estate of Mr Jagger) applied for construction or alternatively rectification of the last will of Mr Jagger dated 10 June 2011 (the 2011 will). It was common ground that the 2011 will was valid and revoked an earlier will dated 5 April 2007 (the 2007 will)...

Adepoju v Akinola [2016] EWHC 3160 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

This is a claim relating to the estate of Medinat Bola Adepoju (the deceased) who died intestate in July 2015. The claimant is the daughter of the deceased and the defendant claimed to be a widower of the deceased.

While this was technically a probate claim, the issue between the parties in the short term was who should administer the estate...

Investec & anr v Glenalla & ors 

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

The plaintiffs were the former trustees of the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust (the ‘trust’), which had been established in Jersey by Declaration of Trust dated 26 March 2007 for the benefit of a class of beneficiaries comprising Robert Tchenguiz and his children a remoter issue...

Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

JS, a 14-year-old, terminally ill girl wanted to pursue cryonic preservation: the speculative and controversial scientific theory of freezing a dead body in the hope that resuscitation and a cure may be possible in the distant future. JS’s parents disagreed about what should happen...

Magiera v Magiera [2016] EWCA Civ 1292

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

The parties were previously married. In 1990, they acquired a house in London in their joint names. In April/May 2014, the wife issued an application under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (‘TLATA 1996‘) seeking an order for sale of the house, together with an order that the net proceeds be distributed between herself and her husband in equal shares...

Matchmove v Dowding & anr [2016] EWCA Civ 1233

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

The appellant appealed a decision regarding the enforceability of an agreement to sell a piece of land through proprietary estoppel and constructive trust notwithstanding the absence of a written contract.

F, a property developer, was the moving spirit of the appellant (M)...

Park v Cho & ors [2014] EWHC 55 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

In November 2007 the claimant stood for election as chairman of the Korean Residents Society (the ‘society’). He was unsuccessful and, the result of the election being disputed, commenced proceedings in the Queen’s Bench Division against the first and second named defendants acting on behalf of the society...

The Royal Society v Robinson & ors [2015] EWHC 3442 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: March 2017 #167

This was a claim to construe a will or, in the alternative to rectify it. Mr Michael Crowley-Milling (the deceased) died on 24 December 2012. His wife had pre-deceased him and he was survived by one niece, Mrs Lorna Joy Robinson and the children of his other niece (who had predeceased him) James Masterman and Rebecca Masterman (the next of kin)...