Court and Others v Despallieres: ChD 17 Dec 2009

The claimants sought to challenge a will admitted to probate, saying that the will had been revoked by the testator later entering into a civil partnership.
Held: The effect of the provisions inserted into the 1937 Act was to parallel similar provisions relating to the revocation of wills on a marriage. Accordingly the will as admitted had been revoked in the absence of it having been made with the appearance of anticipating the civil partnership.

Arnold J
[2009] EWHC 3340 (Ch), [2010] WTLR 437, [2010] 2 All ER 451, [2010] 1 FLR 1734, [2010] Fam Law 251
Wills Act 1837 18B, Civil Partnership Act 2004, Administration of Justice Act 1982 18(2)
England and Wales

Wills and Probate, Family

Updated: 02 November 2021; Ref: scu.384336