This Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar by William Moffett and Mark Mullen will provide practical guidance (including an update on recent case law) on death bed gifts and on construing ambiguous provisions in wills.
Josh Lewison appeared on behalf of the appellant in this Court of Appeal case concerning a summary judgment application relating to the enforcement of a guarantee.
We are pleased to announce that Tom Dumont has been appointed as one of the judges for this year’s STEP Private Client Awards.
Following the settlement on 20th May of the Pt II 1954 Act proceedings between Travis Perkins and Camden London Borough Council concerning premises in West Hampstead, the site has now been brought to market with an estimated disposal value of £25 million, as reported recently in the Estates Gazette (6 July 2013).
Mark Mullen appeared for the National Anti-Vivisection Society before Judge Hodge QC (sitting as a judge of the Chancery Division) in a case concerning the construction of a will.
William Moffett acted in the recent appeal in Vallee v Birchwood  EWHC 1449 (Ch), which is currently causing something of a stir among private client practitioners. The case concerned a donatio mortis causa, a death-bed gift, made in respect of a house by handing over title deeds, by the donor to his daughter some 4 months before his death.
Mr Justice Vos delivered judgment as to the effect of administrative restoration of a company under section 1024 of the Companies Act 2006 on an application for registration of particulars of a charge delivered prior to restoration.
Kate Selway acted for settlement trustees who were applying under CPR 64.2 for a declaration that a proposed exercise of a power of appointment was for the benefit of a beneficiary (“E”). The settlement excluded illegitimate children from the class of beneficiaries. E was unmarried and had recently had a child (“T”).