Why the ‘bona vacantia’ provisions might encourage a person to put a Will in place – Mills & Reeve

Posted November 29th, 2023 in bona vacantia, chambers articles, news, royal family, wills by sally

‘There are many different reasons why people may not put a will in place. Too busy, too squeamish, thinking their situation is straightforward enough not to need the expense, they don’t have “enough” to matter, or they don’t have any immediate family to benefit so they’re not clear what they want to happen after their deaths.’

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Mills & Reeve, 28th November 2023

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

Disclaiming Disclaimer – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in abuse of process, bona vacantia, Crown, leases, news by sally

‘When a company is dissolved, all its property and rights (including leasehold property) are deemed to be bona vacantia and accordingly belong to the Crown. Pursuant to s.1013 of the Companies Act 2006, where property so vests in the Crown, the Crown’s title to it may be disclaimed by a notice signed by the Crown representative. By s.1017 of the Act, the court may make an order vesting disclaimed property in a person with an interest in it.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 11th December 2018

Source: hardwicke.co.uk

Hanchett-Stamford v Attorney General and another (Barclays Bank Trust Co Ltd intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 6th, 2008 in bona vacantia, law reports, unincorporated associations by sally

Hanchett-Stamford v Attorney General and another (Barclays Bank Trust Co Ltd intervening) [2008] EWHC 330 (Ch); WLR (D) 73

“The assets of an unincorporated association, which was not a charity and which had ceased to exist due to the fall in its membership to below two, did not pass to the Crown as bona vacantia but vested in the sole surviving member of the association.”

WLR Daily, 5th March 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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