PRIVATE WEALTH & CHARITIES PODCAST – EPISODE 3, Part 2

    In this second part of our third episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series Richard Norridge and Mark Adair discuss music and law. Mark had a successful career as a composer before joining the firm, and shares his thoughts on what he has taken from his creative past into his legal career. The … Read more

    PRIVATE WEALTH & CHARITIES PODCAST – EPISODE 3

    In the third episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series Richard Norridge and Mark Adair discuss music and law. Mark had a successful career as a composer before joining the firm, and shares his thoughts on what he has taken from his creative past into his legal career. The third episode of the … Read more

    Private Wealth & Charities Podcast – Episode 2

    The second episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series considers some recent decisions from the English courts in respect of out of time claims for reasonable financial provision brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The second episode of the series is also now live on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, … Read more

    Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision in Cowan v Foreman to grant permission to bring claim for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 17 months out of time

    In the recent decision in Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA 1336 the Court of Appeal overturned the first instance decision and granted permission to the applicant to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the “Act“) 17 months out of time. Confirming that the guidelines in Berger v Berger … Read more

    High Court refuses permission to bring out of time application under section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in Hendry v Hendry & Pertiwi [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch)

    In the latest in a series of decisions on out of time claims, the High Court refused permission to bring an out of time claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the “Act“) where the claimant had failed to promptly bring her claim. The decision is a reminder both for claimants … Read more

    English High Court considers presumption of advancement between parent and child in context of parent’s bankruptcy following substantial gifts to child

    In Nicholas Stewart Wood and David John Standish (as the joint trustees in bankruptcy of Karl Eric Watkin) v Kate Rebecca Watkin [2019] EWHC 1311 (Ch), trustees in bankruptcy sought to establish that a bankrupt (the Bankrupt) was the sole beneficial owner of three properties (the Properties), ostensibly purchased by him for his adult daughter. … Read more