Personal Representative in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Rose v Ford
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Junio 1937

  • Gillett v Holt
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Marzo 2000

    Both sides are agreed on that, and in the course of the oral argument in this court it repeatedly became apparent that the quality of the relevant assurances may influence the issue of reliance, that reliance and detriment are often intertwined, and that whether there is a distinct need for a 'mutual understanding' may depend on how the other elements are formulated and understood.

    There must be sufficient causal link between the assurance relied on and the detriment asserted. The issue of detriment must be judged at the moment when the person who has given the assurance seeks to go back on it. Whether the detriment is sufficiently substantial is to be tested by whether it would be unjust or inequitable to allow the assurance to be disregarded —that is, again, the essential test of unconscionability.

    The point made in the passage may be thought obvious, but sometimes it is useful to spell out even basic points. If in a situation like that in Inwards v Baker, a man is encouraged to build a bungalow on his father's land and does so, the question of detriment is, so long as no dispute arises, equivocal. But viewed from another angle (which takes account of the assurance) he is getting the benefit of a free building plot.

  • Geoffrey Cobham v Joseph Frett (as personal representative of Thomas Frett, deceased)
    • Privy Council
    • 18 Diciembre 2000

    In their Lordships' opinion, if excessive delay, and they agree that 12 months would normally justify that description, is to be relied on in attacking a judgment, a fair case must be shown for believing that the judgment contains errors that are probably, or even possibly, attributable to the delay. The appellate court must be satisfied that the judgment is not safe and that to allow it to stand would be unfair to the complainant.

  • Mrs Gabriele Shaw (The Personal Representative of the Estate of William Ewan (Deceased)) (Appellant/Claimant) v Dr Jan Kovac and Another (Respondents/Defendants)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 Julio 2017

    An impartial observer will generally have no difficulty in accepting that a professional judge will decide the case before him or her on its own merits and will be unaffected by how they may have decided different issues involving the same party or parties. There will of course sometimes be particular circumstances which justify a real doubt about the judge's impartiality; but nothing relied on by Mr Berkley in this case came even remotely close to doing so.

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  • Modern Slavery Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ...... . . (a) to any of the person's personal circumstances (such as the person being a child, the person's family ... and the services are provided to the individual's personal representative. . . (3) Civil legal services provided in relation to a claim for ......
  • Administration of Estates Act 1925
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1925
    ....... S-1 . Devolution of real estate on personal representative. 1 Devolution of real estate on personal representative. . ......
  • Data Protection Act 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2018
    ...... . (1) This Act makes provision about the processing of personal data. . (2) Most processing of personal data is subject to the GDPR. . ... GDPR, the reference to a controller or processor includes a representative of a controller or processor designated under Article 27 of the GDPR ......
  • Vendor and Purchaser Act 1874
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1874
    ......Legal personal representative may convey legal estate of mortgaged property.4 Legal ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Exploring national identification programs among web‐enabled professionals
    • Nbr. 108-4, April 2008
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    • 455-477
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide practitioners of management a sense of importance in providing a balance between providing customer service and still safeguarding personal identity...
    ...... balance between providing customer service and still safeguarding personal identitythrough a national identity program.Design/methodology/approach ... 252 professional and semi-professional people was conducted,representative of the service industries located in the metropolitan section of ......
  • The central role of leaders in public libraries
    • Nbr. 26-6/7, August 2005
    • Library Management
    • 386-396
    Purpose: Aims to explore the topic of leadership as perceived and practised by public library leaders. Library leaders have a wide‐ranging impact on society but have been largely overlooked as the ...
    ...... sector is toidentify and consider the leadership skills and personal attributes that are essential to success.Originality/value – Presents a representative sample of insights, reflections and assessments fromparticipating public ......
  • The co-production of public value in community development: can street-level professionals make a difference?
    • Nbr. 86-3, September 2020
    • International Review of Administrative Sciences
    This article deals with the different roles of the street-level professional in achieving public value in a co-productive community development project. The article focuses, in particular, on the q...
    ...... combine different roles – as friend, leader, representative and mediator – in order to empower and include their target audience, ...personal value for these co-producers. Moreover, professionals carefully consider ......
  • Women secondary principals in Texas 1998 and 2011: movement toward equity
    • Nbr. 51-5, August 2013
    • Journal of Educational Administration
    • 705-727
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze data gathered in 1998 and 2011 from representative samples of women secondary school principals in Texas to identify differences in personal, profes...
    ...... secondary school principals in Texas to identify differences in personal,professional, leadership, and school ... 1998 were used as samplingframes to draw two proportionate representative random samples. Principals ident ifiedin TED were stratified by gender and ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Google Sued in UK “Class Action” Over Unlawfully Collecting iPhone User Data
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Yesterday, a consumer watchdog in the UK filed an unprecedented representative action against Google for allegedly misusing personal data.  According to the group Google You Owe Us, between June 20...
    ......, a consumer watchdog in the UK filed an unprecedented representative action against Google for allegedly misusing personal data.  According to ......
  • Further Clarity on Liability of Local Representatives Under the UK GDPR Expected
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Companies not established in the UK who process the personal data of UK-based individuals are required to appoint a representative in the UK pursuant to Article 27 of the UK GDPR. This requirement ...
    ......, a contr oller or pr ocessor who wishes to process the personal da ta of UK-based individuals, but is not esta blished in the UK, is ......
  • Getting Your Legacy Quickly. Interim Distributions From Estates
    • Mondaq UK
    ......intestacy the same role is performed by an administrator. These. personal representatives of the deceased have a considerable amount. of discretion ...Only in very exceptional circumstances will a. personal representative make an interim distribution before a grant. of probate has been obtained. ......
  • Blog: Personal Touch Financial Services -v- Simplysure: an initial fact find is an FCA-regulated activity
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Personal Touch Financial Services Limited -v- Simplysure Limited and another. Section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“T...
    ...... he is (a) an [FCA] authorised person; or (b) … exempt …” from the obligation to be FCA-authorised because he’s an Appointed Representative (AR) of an authorised person instead. Personal Touch Financial Services Limited (Personal) was an FCA authorised firm; and Simplysure Limited ......
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