Raymond Saul and Co (A Firm) v Holden and Another; In re Hemming (deceased): ChD 12 Nov 2008

The claimant was sole residuary legatee of his mother’s estate. He became bankrupt, but was released by automatic discharge from the bankruptcy before the administration of the estate was completed. He challenged the solicitors who wished to pay the estate to his trustee.
Held: The value of the estate was payable to the trustee in bankruptcy. Once the right vested in the trustee, it could not revert to the bankrupt on release. ‘ the Trustee has never had any proprietary interest in Mrs. Hemming’s half-share of the cottage, or in the proceeds of sale of that specific property. Accordingly, if and to the extent that the Trustee asserted any present entitlement to the proceeds of sale in the hands of Raymond Saul and Co., that claim was unjustified. ‘
Richard Snowden, QC
[2008] EWHC 2731 (Ch), Times 09-Dec-2008, [2008] WTLR 1833, [2008] NPC 122, [2009] 2 WLR 1257, [2009] Ch 313
Insolvency Act 1986 283(1) 306(1) 436
England and Wales
CitedSudeley v Attorney-General HL 1897
The husband had died leaving part of his residuary estate to his widow. She then died before the estate was fully administered. Both died domiciled in England. The husband’s estate included mortgages of land in New Zealand and the House was asked . .
CitedDr Barnardo’s Homes National Incorporated Association v Commissioners for Special Purposes of the Income Tax Acts HL 14-Mar-1921
A testator had left his residuary estate to a charity. His estate included some investments. During the course of the administration of the estate, the executors received income from the investments on which tax had been deducted at source. The . .
CitedCommissioner of Stamp Duties (Queensland) v Livingston PC 7-Oct-1964
A testator had died domiciled in New South Wales and with real and personal property both in New South Wales and in Queensland. He left one-third of his real and personal estate to his widow absolutely. She then died intestate, also domiciled in New . .
CitedMarshall (Inspector of Taxes) v Kerr HL 30-Jun-1994
A settlor by will was deemed to have had an interest as funds were passed to a Jersey Trust. The section merely made or allowed that a variation of a will would not be a taxable event in UK law. It had no other effects. A deed of family arrangement . .

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Principal judgmentRaymond Saul and Co (A Firm) v Holden and Another ChD 16-Dec-2008
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Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.277939