||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 51 (May)
|| EWHC 1140 (Ch)
||James Stuart (instructed by Edwards Duthie) for the claimant.
||Andrew Child (instructed by Mischcon de Reya) for the defendant.
||Stephen Innes (instructed by Plexus Law) for the third party defendant.
||3 May 2013
Will - Validity - Codicil - Claimant being partner of deceased - Defendant being deceased's son - Deceased making will to benefit of defendant and his brother - Deceased making codicil containing conditions to benefit of claimant - Claimant applying to court for pronouncement on codicil - Whether codicil valid.
Will Validity. The Chancery Division held that, on the facts, a deceased had known and had approved of the contents of a disputed codicil. Accordingly, the codicil was valid and should be admitted to probate.
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