Mattingley v Bugeja: ChD 14 Dec 2021

Case about an alleged ‘secret trust’ of real property, situated in England, under a will. The question is whether the devisee under the will, the defendant, holds the deceased’s interest in the property on trust so as to give the claimant, the deceased’s daughter, a 37.5% interest in the property (or, more accurately, in the deceased’s 71% beneficial interest in it). The daughter asserts this case. The defendant, her aunt, denies it.

HH Judge Davis-White QC,
(Sitting as a Judge of the High Court)
[2021] EWHC 3353 (Ch)
England and Wales

Trusts, Wills and Probate

Updated: 08 January 2022; Ref: scu.670673