Wills and Probate in UK Law

  • White and Another v Jones and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Febrero 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 ... ...
  • Michael Paul Goodman and Another (Appellants/Claimants) v Mina Goodman and Another (Respondents/Defendants)
    • Chancery Division
    • 18 Enero 2013
    ... ... person named as an executor in a will but who has not been granted probate ... 2 The case concerns the estate of Mr ... under the relevant will but claimed under the doctrine of mutual wills. Lewison J concluded that the claimant was entitled to apply under the ... ...
  • Singellos v Singellos
    • Chancery Division
    • 29 Septiembre 2010
    ... ... DIVISION IN THE ESTATE of: SMARAGDA SINGELLOS DECEASED (PROBATE) Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London WC2A 2LL ... this Judgment, Gabriella's case is that Mrs Singellos executed two Wills on 19 March 2008 with the March Will superseding one executed an hour or ... ...
  • Re Erskine 1948 Trust
    • Chancery Division
    • 29 Marzo 2012
    ... ... of the settlor as determined by the provisions now in force of the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898–1954 of the State of New South ... ...
  • Re Hemming, decd
    • Chancery Division
    • 12 Noviembre 2008
    ... ... 5 Mr. Hemming took a grant of probate as the sole executor of his mother's will on 17 February 2005. Following ... from time to time as the administration proceeds: see Williams on Wills (8 th ed., 2002) para 38.16. So, if the Trustee will be entitled to the ... ...
  • Zoya Ltd v Sheikh Nasir Ahmed (t/a Property Mart)
    • Chancery Division
    • 28 Julio 2016
    ... ... granted by the Nigerian court were resealed in the Leeds District Probate Registry, and Alpha Rocks started the process of seeking to collect in the ... which the validity of documents purporting to be Captain Haastrup's wills has been put in issue. I am not in a position to form a view on whether ... ...
  • Re D (Statutory Will) [Court of Protection: Manchester]
    • Chancery Division
    • 16 Agosto 2010
    ... ... role of this Court to adjudicate upon disputes as to the validity of Wills. There is no basis for requiring the finance Deputy to apply for a ... to leave him to be remembered for having bequeathed a contentious probate dispute to his relatives and the beneficiaries named in a disputed will. I ... ...
  • Randall v Randall
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Mayo 2016
    ... ... H brought a probate claim to challenge the validity of the will alleging that it was not duly executed in accordance with the provisions of section 9 of the Wills Act 1837. If, as H contends, the will was invalid, he would be entitled to ... ...
  • Pitt and Another v Holt and Another Futter and Another v Futter and Others
    • Supreme Court
    • 09 Mayo 2013
  • Marley v Rawlings and another
    • Supreme Court
    • 22 Enero 2014
    ... ... , were visited by their solicitor to enable them to execute the wills which he had drafted on their instructions. The wills were short and, ... 9 The appellant began probate proceedings, which came before Proudman J. She gave a judgment based on ... ...
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