6th Jun 2018
James MacDougald considers the recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Payne v Payne  EWCA Civ 985, which reviewed the formal requirements for attestation of wills and the evidential rules in probate claims. To read the published article click here: https://www.lawskills.co.uk/articles/2018/06/what-forms-of-attestation-are-accepted-in-court/
3rd May 2017
Before: His Honour Judge Purle QC (Sitting as a Judge of the High Court) Citation:  EWHC 769 (Ch) Francis Barlow QC and James MacDougald (instructed by Addlestone Keene LLP ) appeared successfully on behalf of the Claimants. Read the judgment here.
22nd Feb 2017
Before: Lady Justice Arden, Lord Justice David Richards and Lord Justice Irwin Citation:  EWCA Civ 74,  EWHC 2366 This is an application under section 7(9) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the 1998 Act”). The claimants are Ashley Judith Dawson-Damer (“Ashley”), and her children Piers Dawson-Damer (“Piers”) and Adelicia Dawson-Damer (“Adelicia”). The application is […]
9th Nov 2016
Before: Master Matthews Citation: Bathurst & Anor v Bathurst & Ors (Rev 1)  EWHC 3033 (Ch) Francis Barlow QC and James MacDougald (instructed by Harcus Sinclair LLP) for the Claimants. Richard Dew (instructed by Harcus Sinclair LLP) for the 10th and 11th Defendants. Susannah Meadway (instructed by Harcus Sinclair LLP) for the 12th to […]
15th Mar 2016
Before: Mr Justice Henderson Citation:  EWHC 549: Protector’s powers and court’s trust jurisdiction. Mr Simon Taube QC and Mr James MacDougald (instructed by Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove) for the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Defendants. Click here to read more.