Charitable legacy disputes

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

16 July 2019

Increase in legacies in Wills, increase in legacy disputes? Part 2 - Validity of a Will

Part 2 of our charitable legacy disputes series looks at challenging a will on the ground that it is invalid.

Katherine Pymont

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