Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 68 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 753 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Lightman J

Representation Christopher Tidmarsh QC (instructed by Speechly Bircham London agents for TLT LLP, Bristol) for the applicants.
  William Henderson (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) as advocate to the court.
Judgment Dates: 6 April 2006

Catchwords

Solicitor - Will - Appointment of executors and trustees - Limited liability partnership - Standard form clause appointing partners in firm of solicitors as executors and trustees - Firm merging with another firm and subsequently converting to limited liability partnership - Whether probate should be granted to members of limited liability partnership.

The Case

Where a testatrix had made a will appointing partners in a firm of solicitors as executors and that firm had subsequently converted to a limited liability partnership probate should be granted to the applicants who were profit sharing members of the limited liability partnership.

Practice Areas

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