Wrongly Executed Will Can be Rectified – Marley v Rawlings & Anor [2014] UKSC 2

The UK Supreme Court has held in Marley v Rawlings and another [2014] UKSC 2 that a mirror will signed by the wrong spouse can be rectified under section 20(1)(a) of the Administration of Justice Act 1982, on the basis that the solicitor who handed the wrong will to each spouse to sign made a…

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Beneficiary Secures Victory in Concealed Denial of Trust Claim

A beneficiary recently succeeded in a claim for breach of trust against his grandfather who, having declared that he held the beneficiary’s share as sub-trustee, continued to act as if he had retained the beneficial interest. The significance of the decision in Sheffield v Sheffield and others [2013] EWHC 3927 (Ch) is likely to be confined…