Archive for the 'probate' Category

Key and another v Key and others – WLR Daily

Key and another v Key and others [2010] EWHC 408 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 69

 “Although affective disorder such as depression, including that caused by bereavement, was more likely to affect powers of decision-making than comprehension, the effect of bereavement on a testator’s mind was a factor to be taken into account when deciding whether he had capacity to make a will and was capable of impairing testamentary capacity.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Kostic v Chaplin and Others – Times Law Reports

Kostic v Chaplin and Others

Chancery

“When deciding costs in a contentious probate action, the two long-established exceptions to the normal rule that costs followed the event that survived the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules were: (i) where a testator had been the cause of the litigation, costs should come out of the estate; and (ii) where the circumstances led reasonably to an investigation of the matter, costs should be borne by both sides.”

The Times, 11th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

O’Brien v. Seagrave and Another – Times Law Reports

Claim provides sufficient interest

O’Brien v. Seagrave and Another

Chancery Division 

“A claimant who had a right to bring a statutory claim for provision from a deceased’s estate could be said to have an interest in the estate for the purposes of bringing a probate claim.”

The Times, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

O’Brien v. Seagrave and another – WLR Daily

O’Brien v. Seagrave and another [2007] EWHC 788 (Ch)

“A claimant who had a right to bring a statutory claim for provision from the deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 could be said to have a sufficient “interest” in the estate to permit her to proceed with a probate claim under CPR rule 57.7(1).”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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