4 January 2017

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2016

Transactions Defrauding Creditors

In JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and another the Court considered the transfer of £1.1million from Mukhtar Ablyazov to his son in 2009 at a time when his son was 17.  The money was used by the son for investments in support of this Tier 1 investor visa.  The investments matured in March 2014 and were held in the son’s account.

Mary Young

3 January 2017

Inquest touching the death of Frances Cappuccini

Tom Cappuccini and family are relieved that, at last, the Inquest into this matter is starting.  They hope to be able to establish the cause of Frankie’s death and ensure that no other family have to endure what they have been through.

Kate Rohde

5 December 2016

Local family lawyers travel to Parliament to call for No Fault Divorce

Lauren Evans of Kingsley Napley LLP and Michael Drake of Collyer Bristow, both family lawyers who live in Hammersmith and Fulham, travelled to Parliament last week (Wed 30 November) to meet with local MP Andy Slaughter.

Lauren Evans

3 November 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: October 2016

Danielle Ames v (1) Geoffrey John Jones (2) Androulla Pallikarou (3) Elaine Ames

Significant press coverage followed Mr Justice Halpern QC’s decision that an adult child’s Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Act”) claim against her late father’s estate had failed having concluded that “her lack of employment [was] a lifestyle choice. That alone is sufficient to defeat her claim”.  Mr Justice Halpern QC noted that the mere fact an adult applicant is a child of the deceased is unlikely to be given much weight, and in practice they are unlikely to succeed, unless it can be demonstrated that the balance comes down in their favour when considering all of the factors under section 3 of the Act. For more detail on this case see “Adult child’s claim in respect of her father’s estate fails”

Katherine Pymont

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