Reading v Reading: ChD 2015

The court was asked to construe a provision in the will.
Held: Ultimately a reference to ‘issue of mine’ was to be read to include the testator’s stepchildren despite initially observing that: ‘The ordinary and natural meaning of the word ‘issue’ does not in its ordinary and natural meaning include stepchildren;’
References: [2015] EWHC 946 (Ch), [2015] WTLR 1245
Judges: Asplin J
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Jump and Another v Lister and Another ChD 12-Aug-2016
    Omnibus Survivorship Clauses
    Wills for two people hade been drafted with survivorship clauses which provided for others according to the order in which they died, but in the event, having died together it had been impossible to say which died first. The parties disputed the . .
    (, [2016] EWHC 2160 (Ch))

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Last Update: 21 November 2020; Ref: scu.570851