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Beneficial Interest

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  • Appeal against a finding that the divorced ex-partner of the deceased and the estate of the deceased himself were entitled to half each of the beneficial interest in a property. Appeal also against a costs order. First appeal dismissed and the costs order allowed. Judgment, 01/05/2018, free
  • Appeal against refusal to find that the claimant had paid £600 towards the purchase of a house in 1959 that has since been occupied by his sister and her husband. Appeal dismissed. The burden of proof lay with the claimant that he had made the payment but the trial judge rightly concluded there was insufficient evidence to substantiate that claim. Judgment, 27/03/2018, free
  • Two friends L and M had been the account holders on a joint account with First Caribbean International Bank (“FCIB”) until L's death in 2010. The question before the court was whether, on L’s death, the beneficial interest in the account had passed to M by survivorship or whether it formed part of L’s estate by reason of resulting trust (as he had provided all the money in the account). Judgment, 09/03/2018, free
  • Wife was seeking a declaration that she was part owner of a property and an order for sale pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 so that she could realise her interest. Judgment, 16/08/2017, free
  • Lord Neuberger's At A Glance Conference Keynote Speech News, 18/07/2017, free

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