Attorney-General v Boden: 1912

There was a partnership between a father and his two sons. The sons were obliged to devote their whole time to the practice, the father only so much time as he wished. On his death the sons were to pay out to his estate the value of the capital but not including any charge for goodwill. The revenue sought to bring in the father’s share of the goodwill.
Held: Allowing for the different obligations, the sons acquired their father’s share in the goodwill as bona fide purchasers for value. Where it can be shown that the partnership agreement represented a true bargain, it was arguable that the only asset that passed for estate duty purposes was the right of the estate to receive the payment provided for in the agreement.
[1912] 1 KB 539
England and Wales
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CitedIn Re White (Dennis) Deceased; White v Minnis and Another CA 25-May-2000
A family partnership had carried freehold property at its historic cost value in the books, rather than at a market value. After the death of one partner the share came to be valued.
Held: Being a family partnership there was presumption that . .
CitedWhite v Minnis and Another ChD 18-Jan-1999
On the dissolution of a partnership, the valuation of assets was to be in accordance with the partnership deed but in the absence of explicit guidance property was to be valued at the date of dissolution and not at an historic value used in . .

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Updated: 31 January 2021; Ref: scu.238869