The infant child of a deceased parent who had murdered the child’s grandparents, would not inherit on the intestacy. The grand-child was disinherited by his father’s act. His right to inherit was to inherit the share his deceased parent would have taken, and that parent was disinherited. The words of the Act were not ambiguous, and this appeared to be the direct intention of Parliament. The general preference of issue over collateral beneficiaries was displaced by the words of the statute.
Times 22-Nov-2000, Gazette 30-Nov-2000,  EWCA Civ 282,  EWCA Civ 283
Administration of Estates Act 1925
England and Wales
Updated: 18 December 2020; Ref: scu.81859