London High Court determines jurisdiction in succession dispute

In Winkler and Another v Shamoon and Others [2016] EWHC 217, the London High Court held that it did not have jurisdiction to determine a claim to entitlement to certain shares held by a deceased Israeli businessman. In its decision, the Court indicated that exclusions to the Brussels Regulation (which provides a set of rules … Read more

London High Court re-confirms the application of the law on domicile in claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

In the recent case of Kebbeh v Farmer [2015] EWHC 3827, the English High Court applied established principles of domicile in relation to claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 ("the 1975 Act") and held that: (i) the deceased was domiciled in The Gambia at the time of … Read more

Privy Council deals with Jurisdictional Clauses in Trusts

Crociani & O’rs v Crociani & O’rs & Camilla de Bourbon des deux Siciles [2014] UKPC 40 Background The case arose from proceedings commenced in Jersey in January 2013 concerning alleged breaches of a trust which was created in 1987 (the “Grand Trust”).  The claims were made to recover funds and assets believed to be … Read more