Re Dennis, decd

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1981
Year1981
CourtChancery Division
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  • Re Jackson (Deceased); Ilott v Mitson and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Supreme Court
    • 15 March 2017
    ...maintenance to pay off his mortgage was, correctly, firmly rejected — see in particular at 298F. The summary of Browne-Wilkinson J in In re Dennis, deceased [1981] 2 All ER 140 at 145–146 is helpful and has often been cited with approval: "The applicant has to show that the will fails to ma......
  • Ilot v Mitson
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 31 March 2011
    ...Burke is also helpful for Butler-Sloss LJ's citation of and reliance upon the statement of Browne-Wilkinson J in Re Dennis (Deceased) [1981] 2 All ER 140 at 145 on the subject of what is meant by maintenance: -It is now clearly established that claims under the Act by persons other than sp......
  • The Estate of Neil Douglas Archibald deceased v Alistair James Stewart
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 12 October 2023
    ...set out in Berger v Berger [2014] WTLR 35 at [44], themselves distilled from earlier decisions of the court in Re Salmon [1981] Ch 167 and Re Dennis [1981] 2 All ER 140, as follows:- “ (1) The court's discretion is unfettered but must be exercised judicially in accordance with what is rig......
  • Harlow v National Westminster Bank Plc and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 13 December 1994
    ...the plaintiff does not reasonably require any financial provision for his maintenance. 59 Although, as Browne-Wilkinson J noted in Re Dennis, deceased [1981] 2 All ER 140, 145, the court has declined to define the word "maintenance", both Mr. Blair and Mr. Leeming are content that we should......
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  • Table of Cases
    • United Kingdom
    • Wildy Simmonds & Hill A Practitioner's Guide to Probate Disputes - 2nd edition Contents
    • 29 August 2022
    ...EWCA Civ 1603, [2012] 1 FLR 1177, [2012] Fam Law 401, [2012] All ER (D) 55 (Jan) 172 Dennis (Deceased), Re; Dennis v Lloyds Bank Ltd [1981] 2 All ER 140, 124 Sol Jo 885, 131 NLJ 210, ChD 187–188 Devas & Others v Mackay [2009] EWHC 1951 (Ch), [2009] All ER (D) 09 (Aug) 97 xvi A Practitioner’......
  • Family Provision
    • Jamaica
    • Non-Contentious Probate Practice in the English Speaking Caribbean
    • 21 September 2013
    ...& Tobago - s.97(3) Succession Act 27/1981 66 [1980] 1 Ch.461. See also Re Jennings (dec’d) [1994] 3 All ER 670, Re Dennis (dec’d) [1981] 2 All E.R. 140. 67 [1996] 1 All E.R. 670. 68 [1967] 3 All E.R. 429 [1967] 1 WLR 1482. 69 [1994] 3 All E.R. 27. 70 Ibid. 71 Re: Leach ( dec’d ) [1985] 2 Al......
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
    • United Kingdom
    • Wildy Simmonds & Hill A Practitioner's Guide to Probate Disputes - 2nd edition Contents
    • 29 August 2022
    ...the solicitors in negligence. Two further factors were introduced by Browne-Wilkinson J in Re Dennis (Deceased); Dennis v Lloyds Bank [1981] 2 All ER 140: (a) The applicant must show that ‘he has an arguable case, a case fit to go to trial and that in approaching that matter the court’s app......
  • 2020 volume 1 p 088
    • South Africa
    • Juta Tydskrif van Suid Afrikaanse Reg No. , February 2020
    • 3 February 2020
    ...enable t he applicant in the fut ure to discharge the cost of his daily li ving at whatever standard of living is appropriate to him” (1981 2 All ER 140 145 – my kursivering). Behoudens ’n gedwonge inlees tot die wet, het die wetgewer die objektief onderhoudsversorgingsbehoef tige applikant......

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