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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Jersey Revives Rule in Re Hastings Bass

An amendment to Jersey’s trust law came into force on Friday 25th October 2013 to incorporate what has become known as the rule in Hastings-Bass into statute. The rule, which has emerged from nearly 40 years of case law, has traditionally allowed trustees who have made a mistake as to their dispositive powers to apply…