renunciation of probate
Daniel & Ors v Abiola & Anor, Court of Appeal - Chancery Division, June 25, 2003,  EWHC 1562 (Ch)
2. The application arises in the following circumstances. Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola ("Chief Abiola") died on 7 July 1998. Chief Abiola was a well known and respected Nigerian. At one time he was widely considered to have been Africa's wealthiest man. He ran and owned Concord which was Nigeria's largest media company. In 1993 Presiden...
Executors And Reserving Power To The Grant Of Probate
...This must be in writing signed by the person renouncing, and their signature must be witnessed. When a renunciation has been completed the effect is as if he/she had never been appointed. The remaining or substitute executors can then obtain a grant of probate. A spouse may feel that by renouncing probate they ...
Eastaugh v Crisp & Ors, Court of Appeal - Chancery Division, July 12, 2006,  EWHC 2298 (Ch)
1. DEPUTY JUDGE RANDALL: The three cases which have been tried together before me concern the land and deceased estates of two brothers, Edward and Harry Poulton, both of whom died in the 1970s and to whom I shall refer for convenience, and with no disrespect intended, individually by their first names and together as ``the brothers''. All the la...
Administration of Estates (Northern Ireland) Order 1979
“administration” includes all letters of administration of the estate of a deceased person whether granted with or without a will annexed and whether for general, special, or limited purposes; and references to an administrator shall be construed accordingly; “branch office business”, in relation to any branch office of the Probate and Matrimonial
Lynch v James Lynch And Sons (Transport) Ltd. & Ors, Court of Appeal - Civil Division, March 08, 2000,  EWCA Civ 67
1. This is essentially a family dispute, one brother suing two of his brothers and the family company controlled by those two brothers. The late James Lynch ("the Father") and his wife Mary Ellen Lynch ("the Mother") had six children: four sons, Colin, Denis, John and Peter, and two daughters, Mary and Gwyneth. Colin is the claimant. John and...
The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement) Order 1982
“library” means any one of a local library authority's collections of books held by them for the purpose of being borrowed by the public, but does not include any such collection which is taken about from place to place; “local library authority” has the meaning assigned thereto by section 5(2) of the Act; “the Registrar” and “the Register” have
- Property Rights of Women - An Appraisal of Hindu Succession Act, 1956. This work deals with the working of Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and its effectiv
Inheritance Tax Act 1984
C1 Act: for the words "Supreme Court Act 1981" wherever they occur there is substituted (prosp.) the words "Senior Courts Act 1981" by virtue of Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4) , ss. 59 , 148(1) , Sch. 11 para. 1(2) [Editorial Note: this amendment will be carried through into the text of the Act at the same time as any other effects on the Ac...