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Bowser v Smith [2023] EWCA Civ 923

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Judgement has been handed down by the Court of Appeal in Bowser v Smith [2023] EWCA Civ 923, in which Edward Hicks was instructed by Polly Stephenson of Ashtons Legal. This is a cautionary tale highlighting the risks to Personal Representatives (PRs) in aggressively pursuing an application for the removal of their co-executor, the need […]

Radcliffe Chambers ranked highly in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023

We are delighted that Radcliffe Chambers and 19 of our members have been ranked once again in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for Chancery: Traditional. Congratulations to our barristers and clerks for receiving such fantastic feedback, which includes “The barristers at Radcliffe Chambers are exceptionally well placed to handle complex matters. They […]

Appointment of Special Administrators of WealthTek LLP

On Thursday 6 April 2023, at a final hearing, Mr Justice Zacaroli made a special administration order in respect of WealthTek LLP, a wealth management firm which also trades as Vertem Asset Management and Malloch Melville. The Judge appointed Shane Michael Crooks, Mark James Shaw and Emma Sayers of BDO LLP to act as WealthTek’s […]

Watts v Watts [2023] EWHC 679 (Ch)

In a case that has attracted much media attention, last week Master Clark handed down judgment in a case concerning an allegedly forged will. The Claimant, Carlton Watts, had brought proceedings against his mother, Jobyna Watts, for allegedly forging her late husband’s will (“the Will”). Mr Watts alleged Ms Watts had used the will of […]

London Luton BPRA Property Fund LLP v HMRC

HMRC have secured a major victory in the case of London Luton BPRA Property Fund LLP v HMRC, which concerns the availability of business premises renovation allowances, a type of capital allowances. The case relates to the conversion of a property into a hotel situated near London Luton airport. The issues in the case included […]

Guest and another (Appellants) v Guest (Respondent) [2022] UKSC 27

On 19 October 2022 the Supreme Court handed down judgement on Guest v Guest [2022] UKSC 27. Tom Dumont KC and William Moffett, instructed by Robert James and Richie Rees of Thrings, succeeded in overturning (in part) the Court of Appeal’s decision against their clients. Guest v Guest is now the leading case on what the remedy should be […]