A court has corrected an error in a man’s will to reinstate his original intention as to how his estate should be divided among family members. The issue arose because the deceased had made a will in 1998 dividing his estate into 52 parts to be given to different named beneficiaries from his wife’s family.
While it is still too soon for any certainty and teething problems are likely to persist, it is possible to speculate and draw some current conclusions on the effect of Brexit on some areas of UK legal practice.
A woman has won the right to inherit her father’s estate after a “DIY will” supposedly signed on his deathbed was ruled invalid. Terri Tibbles had been the sole beneficiary of a will her father William wrote a year before he died. In a letter of wishes attached to that will, Mr Tibbles said that
On 07 January 2021 the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced proposals that mean leaseholders will be able to extend their lease by 990 years instead of the current 90 years allowed by the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, and for those with lease lengths below 80 years, removal of marriage value which
Four siblings have succeeded in overturing their mother’s will after the court agreed that she had not fully understood its consequences when she signed it. The case pitted the mother’s first four children against her youngest child, the defendant. In 2004, the mother and her husband had executed mirror wills, which meant that if the
An administrator of a deceased person’s estate was granted a freezing injunction for a property that had been transferred into a family member’s name to avoid tax liability. The deceased had died without making a will. The administrator of his estate contended that a few years before his death, the deceased had put a property
A director has been ordered to repay more than £188,000 after his business went into liquidation. Michael Edward Belcher was the sole director of BM Electrical Solutions Ltd. The company had filed one set of accounts for the period to 31 January 2012. These disclosed a net asset position of £6,465, of which the profit
A landlord has been ordered to pay damages to a church organisation that was unlawfully evicted from its rented premises. The case involved Jesus Sanctuary Ministries Ltd and Ruby Triangle Properties. The church had started occupying the property under a rental agreement in 2009. The property was later sold to the current landlord. In 2019,
The government has extended its ban on landlords evicting businesses until the end of the year. The move is in response to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Ministers say that where companies can pay their rent, they should do so, as this support is aimed at those businesses struggling the most during the pandemic. It’s hoped
The High Court has settled a trademark dispute over the sale of whisky and bourbon using the word ‘eagle’. Sazerac Brands LLC produced and sold ‘Eagle Rare,’ a well-established, high quality Kentucky straight bourbon whisky. Their EAGLE RARE marks were registered for alcoholic beverages, spirits, whisky and bourbon. Liverpool Gin Distillery Ltd and Halewood International