In February 2016, the Ministry of Justice published a consultation on proposals to reform the current fixed fee structure for personal representatives applying for a grant of probate or representation. At present, applications for grants, for estates
In the most recent development of the widely reported case of Ilott v Mitson, the Supreme Court has granted the charity beneficiaries leave to appeal in their defence of the claim brought by Heather Ilott against her late mother's estate under the
Eva Burns died on 21 May 2010 and in accordance with her last Will, dated 26 July 2005 ('the 2005 Will'), left her house ('the Property') in equal proportions between her two sons, Colin and Anthony Burns.
The Central London County Court, in Wooldridge v Wooldridge (Case No: 3CL1022132) has dismissed a claim by widow Thandi Wooldridge ('Ms Wooldridge') for further financial provision under her late husband's estate.
In Teoco UK Ltd v Aircom Jersey 4 Ltd the court struck out claims for breach of warranty under a share purchase agreement on the basis that the claimant (the Purchaser) had failed to meet the requirements for notification of the claims to the defendants.
The recent case of Harris v Earwicker  EWHC 1915 (CH) sets out a useful summary of the principles underlying applications to remove personal representatives ('PRs') under section 50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985.