19th May 2015
Before: Judge Hodge QC Citation:  EWHC 2699 This application under the Variation of Trust Act 1958 relates to four family settlements. The first two of those settlements, dated 20 June 1932 and 1 September 1950, were made by the first defendant’s late father. The third and fourth settlements are discretionary settlements made in 1996 by the first defendant […]
10th May 2015
Before: Mrs Justice Proudman Citation:  EWHC 1457 (Ch) Equitable mistake concerning trusts; difference between ignorance, mistake and disappointed expectations. Matthew Slater (instructed by the Solicitor and General Counsel to HM Revenue and Customs) for the Fifth Defendant. Click here to read more.
6th May 2015
Before: Lord Justice Jackson, Lady Justice Black and Sir David Keene Citation:  EWCA Civ 447; WTLR 1039,  Fam Law 773 (at first instance AB v CB  2 FLR 25 This is an appeal brought by the trustees of a post-nuptial settlement (“the trustees”) against an order of Mostyn J, made on 25 […]
1st Apr 2015
Before: Mr Justice Mostyn Citation:  EWHC 907 defending a 1975 Act claim (and associated proceedings in Switzerland) This case concerns a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in respect of the estate of the legendary property dealer Jack Dellal who died on 28 October 2012 aged 89. Eason Rajah […]
16th Jan 2015
Before: Sir William Blackburne Citation:  EHWC 483 (Ch) Jonathan Gavaghan (instructed by Lester Aldridge LLP) appeared on behalf of the Claimant. Click here to read more.
14th Jan 2015
Before: Mr Justice Warren Citation:  EWHC 26 (Ch);  EWHC 1869 (Ch);  EWHC 2943 (Ch) This is the trial of liability of the claim by the Claimant (“Mr Reinhard”) for damages, declarations and other relief relating to a written contract with the first Defendant (“Ondra”) dated 15 July 2009 and countersigned by Mr […]
1st Jan 2015
Before: Mr Justice Henderson Citation:  EWHC 55 (Ch) Involves issues of sovereign immunity and trust law, and Indian and Shari a succession law. Click here to read more.