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High Court dismisses claim for conspiracy to deprive inheritance

United Kingdom - December 2 2014 Claims with a view to entitlement to inheritance did not fall within the "wills and succession" exclusion under Article 1(2) of the "Brussels I"…

Geraldine Elliott.

Holiday pay: executrix successfully claims statutory payment in lieu

European Union, United Kingdom - July 29 2014 Mr Bollacke died in November 2010 with 140.5 days untaken holiday. His wife, the executrix, sought payment in lieu from his employer for the untaken…

Abigail Silver, Geraldine Elliott.

Testamentary capacity: a test of understanding, not memory

Canada, United Kingdom - July 29 2014 The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the High Court, clarifying that the test for testamentary capacity is the testator's understanding…

Abigail Silver, Geraldine Elliott.

Proprietary estoppel: “Cinderella” granted interest in family farm by court of appeal

United Kingdom - July 29 2014 "In many ways a tragic case… the bitterness between the parties was such that each had few, if any, good words to say about the other,"…

Abigail Silver, Geraldine Elliott.

Equitable tracing: High Court ends 50-year dispute over Cornish seaside hotel

United Kingdom - July 29 2014 Line v Baker and another follows a 50-year saga concerning the daughters of the owner of a Falmouth hotel: "The Palm Beach". Following their father's…

Abigail Silver, Geraldine Elliott.