Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 267 (Jun)
Court: Chancery Division

Judge Norris QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Louise Worton (instructed by Blaser Mills) for the claimants.
  Joseph Carney (instructed by Bishop Sewell) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 22 June 2007


Will - Forgery - Evidence - Claimant alleging will in favour of defendant forged - Claimant seeking to revoke grant of probate - Whether will genuine.

The Case

Will Forgery. On the claimants' application for a declaration that the grant of probate should be revoked; that the deceased died intestate; and that the will be revoked on the grounds that the will had been forged in that it did not bear the genuine signature of the deceased, the court decided that on the evidence the will had not been a forgery, and that the grant of probate would not be revoked, with the effect that the claim would be dismissed.

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