22nd Sep 2021
Sam Laughton discusses the latest authority on the interface between the equitable doctrine of proprietary estoppel and the statutory requirement that agreements for the sale of land must be in signed writing. In Howe v Gossop, Snowden J considered the question of whether a proprietary estoppel asserted in defence of a claim of possession of […]
16th Sep 2021
James MacDougald discusses the recent judgment in Womble Bond Dickinson (Trust Corporation) Ltd v. Glenn  EWH4 624 (Ch), a decision about the statutory power of advancement and its application to Hancock v. Watson trusts.
27th May 2021
James Egan discusses the recent high-profile 1975 Act decision in Miles v Shearer which demonstrates that the Court will not make an award for financial provision for adult children where it considers they are not in financial need, even where the estate is substantial. The information and any commentary on the law contained in these […]
19th May 2021
Jeremy Callman of Ten Old Square discusses the 2020 appeal in Peter Wilson v The Commissioners for HMRC  UKFTT 0230 (TC) in which the Court reviewed the law on whether a member of an LLP can simultaneously also be an employee of that same LLP. This important legal question has significant knock-on effects across […]
12th May 2021
Richard Dew discusses the recent decision in Clitheroe v Bond, where the High Court considered, on appeal from a decisions of a Deputy Master, (i) whether the test for testamentary capacity is that set out in Banks v Goodfellow or in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (ii) the nature of delusions sufficient to make a […]
5th May 2021
James MacDougald discusses the case of The Donkey Sanctuary v. Bacchus  WTLR 1450, a recent High Court decision on post-death deeds of variation, the circumstances in which the executors of a dead person can vary that person’s entitlement on an earlier death, and when a decision of that kind will be ultra vires or […]
28th Apr 2021
The circumstances where a trustee in bankruptcy can recover a payment or a preference that is made by a bankrupt between the presentation of the bankruptcy petition and the making of the bankruptcy order differ surprisingly from those which pertain to a payment or preference that is made before the petition or which pertain to […]
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