will in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Gillett v Holt
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Mar 2000

    Moreover the fundamental principle that equity is concerned to prevent unconscionable conduct permeates all the elements of the doctrine.

  • Re P
    • Chancery Division
    • 09 Feb 2009

    There is one other aspect of the “best interests” test that I must consider. In deciding what provision should be made in a will to be executed on P's behalf and which, ex hypothesi, will only have effect after he is dead, what are P's best interests? Mr Boyle stressed the principle of adult autonomy; and said that P's best interests would be served simply by giving effect to his wishes. That is, I think, part of the overall picture, and an important one at that.

  • Re Hancock (Deceased)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 01 May 1998

    In the great majority of contested applications the court is involved in a balancing exercise among the many factors to which s.3 of the 1975 Act requires the court to have regard. Some factors may be neutral but many will go in the scales either in favour of or against the proposition that there has been a failure to make reasonable financial provision for the applicant. The word "special" means no more than what is needed to overcome the factors in the opposite scale.

  • In the Estate of Park, decd. Park v Park
    • Court of Appeal
    • 02 Nov 1953

    The question, I think, is this: Was Mr Parkon the morning of the 30th May, 1949, capable of understanding the nature of the contract into which he was entering, or was his mental condition such that he- was incapable of understanding it? Now, in order to ascertain the nature of the contract of marriage a man must be mentally capable of appreciating that it involves the responsibilities normally attaching to marriage.

  • White and Another v Jones and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Feb 1995

    Although the categories of cases in which such special relationship can be held to exist are not closed, as yet only two categories have been identified, viz. (1) where there is a fiduciary relationship and (2) where the defendant has voluntarily answered a question or tenders skilled advice or services in circumstances where he knows or ought to know that an identified plaintiff will rely on his answers or advice.

  • Fuller v Strum
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 07 Dic 2001

    However, it is instructive to consider the recent decision of Lloyd J. in Hart v Dabbs, unreported, 6 July 2000, as illustrating the properly objective approach of the court in a case where the suspicion of the court has been aroused. In that case the propounder of the will made by a wealthy 74 year old man was a person who was alleged to have killed the deceased unlawfully.

  • M.E.P.C. Ltd v Christian-Edwards
    • House of Lords
    • 08 Nov 1979

    In my opinion if the facts and circumstances of a case are so compelling to the mind of the court that the court concludes beyond reasonable doubt that the purchaser will not be at risk of a successful assertion against him of the incumbrance, the court should declare in favour of a good title shown.

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Books & Journal Articles
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    • Criminal Law Issues
    • Memoranda
    • Commonwealth Secretariat
    • 203-208
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    • Justice And Good Governance Issues
    • Memoranda
    • Allison Morris/Loraine Gelsthorpe
    • Professor of Criminology/Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • 1-37
    1. Introduction.2. Methodology. 3. Key Issues. 3.1 Ages of criminal responsibility, prosecution and adulthood. 3.2 Dealing with antisocial behaviour. 3.3 The aims of juvenile justice. 3.4 Restorati...
    ......The age of criminal responsibility was traditionally viewed as the age at which societies were willing to punish child offenders and so 'higher' ages were seen as protective. Given the shifts in emphasis in the aims of juvenile justice, there may be ......
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    • Núm. 2012, Febrero 2012
    • Financial Management (UK)
    • Tilley, Charles
    • CIMA CEO column
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Law Firm Commentaries
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    • Mondaq United Kingdom
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    • Mondaq United Kingdom
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    • Mondaq United Kingdom
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