This was a probate action in which the daughter of the deceased, acting in person, attempted to challenge the validity of her father’s will on numerous grounds leaving her a legacy of £100,000 and dividing the remainder of his £450,000 estate between his siblings. Edward Hicks appeared for the executors.
Part I – The law appears to be straightforward. There are excellent practitioner texts on the subject but there are many practical and tactical matters which they do not address. The purpose of this seminar is to fill that gap:
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death on Wednesday 18th September of Hedley Marten who was, until forced to retire recently because of ill health, Head of these Chambers since they were created by the merger of 11 New Square and 11 Old Square in 2006. He will be much missed by all who knew him. A full obituary will appear shortly.
We are pleased to announce that Radcliffe Chambers have been nominated as Chambers of the Year, in the Traditional Chancery category of the inaugural Legal 500 Bar Awards.
The recently published Legal 500 2013 comments that Radcliffe Chambers is noted for “the superb technical ability of its barristers” and that it is “crammed full of impressive experts, and has very professional and impressive clerks”.
Natalie Brown represented the petitioning debtors in the recently reported case of Re: Akaydin  BPIR 539. The claim raised a jurisdictional point in petitions presented by non-EC resident debtors for their own bankruptcy.
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.