Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 114 (Jan)
Court: Chancery Division

Kim Lewison QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Leslie Blohm (instructed by Harris & Harris, Wells) for the claimant.
  Colin Braham (instructed by Attwater & Liell, Harlow) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 January 2002


Will - Forgery - Evidence - Defendant asserting will naming him as co-executor and residuary beneficiary valid last will of deceased - Whether deceased's signature on will a forgery.

The Case

In proceedings by which the claimant sought a declaration that the document purported to be the valid last will of the deceased bore a forged signature, the court ruled, on the evidence, that the defendant had failed to prove that the disputed document was the genuine last will of the deceased and accordingly the claim would succeed.

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