Indian wife's will ruled valid despite language barrier

The England and Wales High Court has rejected Rakesh Gupta's challenge to a will executed by his late mother Urmila Gupta in 1998 in favour of his younger brother.

On 13 June the High Court handed down judgment in the case of Gupta v Aggrawala, a claim brought by Rakesh Gupta who alleged that his late mother’s will (which favoured Rakesh’s younger brother, Naresh) was invalid due to lack of knowledge and approval.

For more information, read Kate Salter's blog 'Knowledge approval claim fails because the circumstances surrounding the will were not suspicious'.

This was included in the STEP News Digest on 25 June 2018.

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