Dispute Resolution Law Blog

23 February 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: February 2017

A round-up for February 2017

Katherine Pymont

14 February 2017

Directors of a solvent company are under no duty to prioritise the interests of potential creditors when entering transactions, even where there is a recognised risk of insolvency

HENRY GEORGE DICKINSON (Claimant) v (1) NAL REALISATIONS (STAFFORDSHIRE) LTD (2) KEVIN JOHN HELLARD & GERALD KRASNER (JOINT LIQUIDATORS OF THE FIRST DEFENDANT) (Defendants) & JUDITH YAP DICKINSON (Third Party) & ROBERT WILLIAMSON (Fourth Party) [2017] EWHC 28 (Ch)

Katie Allard

2 February 2017

Challenging the Status Quo? Is Rick Parfitt's third wife entitled to a claim after he purportedly changed his will five days before his death?

It has been widely reported in the press this week that British rock star Rick Parfitt, changed his will 5 days before he died on Christmas Eve to the exclusion of his current (third) wife with whom Rick had two young children. Rick also had two children with his first wife (one of whom predeceased him) and one child with his second wife. The Daily Mail reports that Rick’s estate is to be divided equally between his two adult children and his two minor children.

Katherine Pymont

20 January 2017

Legal Update: contractual disputes, foreign currencies, and the plummeting pound

(1) Harlequin Property (SVG) Limited (2) Harlequin Hotels and Resorts Limited v Wilkins Kennedy (a firm) (2016) EWHC 3233 (TCC)

6 January 2017

Trust Litigation Cases – 2016 Round Up

Throughout 2016 there have been some interesting and thought-provoking court decisions in the sphere of trust litigation. With decisions covering claims varying from breach of trust to rescission on the grounds of mistake, we set out some of the key cases of 2016 below.

Kate Salter

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