Brown v Executors of the Estate of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2008 in law reports, royal family, wills by sally

Brown v Executors of the Estate of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and others [2008] EWCA Civ 56; [2008] WLR (D) 41

“The process by which a judge had ordered that the wills of two deceased members of the royal family should not be open to public inspection was not transparent, nor were the criteria applied plain, and, therefore, a person who had applied to inspect the wills was entitled to have a substantive hearing of his application, even though it was motivated by an irrational and scandalous belief.”

WLR Daily, 11th February 2008


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Accountant gets to argue case on unsealing Queen Mother’s will – The Times

Posted February 8th, 2008 in news, royal family, wills by sally

“An accountant who claims he may be the illegitimate son of the late Princess Margaret has won the right to a full court hearing on whether he should be allowed to view her will and that of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.”

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The Times, 8th February 2008


Bail hearing held in private to protect the victim – The Times

Posted October 30th, 2007 in anonymity, bail, blackmail, news, royal family by sally

“A bail hearing this week involving one of two men alleged to be involved in a gay sex-and-drugs blackmail plot will be held in private — against the principle of open justice in the courts.”

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The Times, 30th October 2007


Princess Margaret’s ‘illegitimate son’ wins appeal right – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2007 in appeals, news, royal family, succession by sally

“A man claiming to be the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret today won the right to continue his fight to see the contents of her will.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2007