Widower who ‘torched’ wife’s money now being sued by her lover – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2013 in affidavits, appeals, insurance, news, probate by tracey

‘A bereaved husband who torched all his wife’s money because he was so upset about her dying is now being sued by her lover who is demanding he replaces the cash.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Consultation on draft rules in relation to non-contentious probate business in England and Wales – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted July 18th, 2013 in consultations, probate, regulations by tracey

“This is a consultation produced by the President of the Family Division’s Working Group detailing the proposed amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 17th July 2013

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Goodman and another v Goodman and another: In re Goodman (decd) – WLR Daily

Posted May 24th, 2013 in executors, law reports, probate, wills by tracey

Goodman and another v Goodman and another: In re Goodman (decd): [2013] EWHC 758 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 197

“Section 50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985, which contained a power to replace or remove personal representatives, applied to a person named as an executor in a will but who had not been granted probate.”

WLR Daily, 18th May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Chancery traditional Probate: case update 2013 – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in news, probate, wills by sally

“Sidney Ross reports on two recent probate cases and highlights how they interpret existing case law. In Joshi and others v Mahida [2013] EWHC 486 (Ch) the judge followed Re Segelman in answering three questions to determine the testator’s intentions. Sidney also discusses whether ‘the rule of double portions’ applies in Kloosman v Aylen and others [2013] EWHC 435 (Ch).”

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11 Stone Buildings, March 2013

Source: www.11sb.com

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New research examining the markets for probate and estate administration released – Legal Services Board

Posted March 19th, 2012 in news, probate, wills by sally

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) is today [15 March] publishing two new pieces of research into probate and estate administration.”

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Legal Services Board, 15th March 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Key and another v Key and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 11th, 2010 in bereavement, law reports, mental health, probate, wills by sally

Key and another v Key and others [2010] EWHC 408 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 69

 “Although affective disorder such as depression, including that caused by bereavement, was more likely to affect powers of decision-making than comprehension, the effect of bereavement on a testator’s mind was a factor to be taken into account when deciding whether he had capacity to make a will and was capable of impairing testamentary capacity.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Kostic v Chaplin and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted January 11th, 2008 in costs, law reports, probate by sally

Kostic v Chaplin and Others

Chancery

“When deciding costs in a contentious probate action, the two long-established exceptions to the normal rule that costs followed the event that survived the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules were: (i) where a testator had been the cause of the litigation, costs should come out of the estate; and (ii) where the circumstances led reasonably to an investigation of the matter, costs should be borne by both sides.”

The Times, 11th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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O’Brien v. Seagrave and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in law reports, probate by sally

Claim provides sufficient interest

O’Brien v. Seagrave and Another

Chancery Division 

“A claimant who had a right to bring a statutory claim for provision from a deceased’s estate could be said to have an interest in the estate for the purposes of bringing a probate claim.”

The Times, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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O’Brien v. Seagrave and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 5th, 2007 in law reports, probate by sally

O’Brien v. Seagrave and another [2007] EWHC 788 (Ch)

“A claimant who had a right to bring a statutory claim for provision from the deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 could be said to have a sufficient “interest” in the estate to permit her to proceed with a probate claim under CPR rule 57.7(1).”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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