Charitable legacy disputes

26 May 2021

You gotta’ have faith…in ADR

My previous blog examined whether Kenny Goss, the ex-partner of George Michael, may be entitled to a provision from the late singer’s estate, notwithstanding the fact that their relationship had broken down in 2009 (seven years prior to Mr Michael’s death). It was reported at the time that Mr Goss was seeking an award of £15,000 per month on the basis that Mr Michael had been financially maintaining Mr Goss at the time of his death. Pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, Mr Goss made an application for reasonable financial provision from Mr Michael’s estate because he had not been left anything in the singer’s will.

Laura Phillips

13 January 2021

Leaving a legacy to charity: avoiding a will construction claim

The High Court has recently given judgment in the case of Knipe v The British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity and Ors [2020] EWHC 3295 (Ch), a summary judgment application concerning the construction of a will of a deceased racing driver, Mr Barrie Williams, who had sought to make several bequests to charity but the names of the organisations had not been correctly recorded.

Katherine Pymont

19 July 2019

Increase in legacies in Wills, increase in legacy disputes? Part 5 - Proprietary Estoppel

Part 5 of our charitable legacy disputes series looks at proprietary estoppel claims.

Katherine Pymont

18 July 2019

Increase in legacies in Wills, increase in legacy disputes? Part 4 - Will Construction

Part 4 of our charitable legacy disputes series looks at Will construction claims.

Katherine Pymont

17 July 2019

Increase in legacies in Wills, increase in legacy disputes? Part 3 - Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Part 3 of our charitable legacy disputes series looks at claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Katherine Pymont

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