Wills and Probate in UK Law

  • Mannai Investment Company Ltd v Eagle Star Life Assurance Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 21 May 1997
    ....... . 93 Even in its natural habitat, the construction of wills, the rule has not been (and, I think, cannot be) applied with any ......
  • R v Galbraith
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 19 May 1981
  • Calderbank v Calderbank
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 05 June 1975
  • Phipps v Boardman
    • House of Lords
    • 03 November 1966
    ...... in respect of each share which came to him as against the original probate value of £2 7s. 6 d. while retaining the shares which were still worth ......
  • White and Another v Jones and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 16 February 1995
    ...... he dictated an internal memorandum to a member of the firm's probate department, which read: 'Re: Arthur Thomas Barrett [sic] ...The letter was not witnessed as required by the Wills Act 1837 (7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 26), so it could not itself stand and ......
  • Davies v Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries (No. 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 27 April 1942
  • Taylor and Another v Lawrence and Another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 04 February 2002
    ...... codicil that that partner should prepare a further amendment to the wills of the Deputy Judge and his wife and arrange to call on the solicitors to ......
  • Gillett v Holt
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 March 2000
    ...... but not certain (and may not ultimately be significant) that wills in these forms were executed by Mr Holt, and destroyed when revoked by a ......
  • Thorner v Curtis and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 25 March 2009
    ...... have done, barring any restrictive language, under section 24 of the Wills Act 1837, had Peter made a specific devise of Steart Farm). This fits in ......
  • Cartledge v E. Jopling & Sons Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 17 January 1963
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