Kenwood v Adams: 1975

Templeman J set down the ‘golden rule’ that a lawyer should ensure that in the case of any doubt, a will should be witnessed or approved by a medical practitioner who had satisfied himself of the testator’s capacity and understanding.


Templeman J


[1975] CLY 3591


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedHinton and Another v Leigh and Another ChD 26-Oct-2009
The testator had made a will, agreed to be valid, but then purported to revoke it. A test at the time suggested he suffered moderate dementia.
Held: The revocation was invalid based on the medical evidence as to capacity. Whilst in the nursing . .
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Wills and Probate

Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.377375