Dennis Sharpe succeeds in Court of Appeal in probate case

18 March 2014

This case concerned a will made by the deceased on her 88th birthday party in December 2005. The will was challenged by one of the children as the deceased had, for some years before, been showing signs of deteriorating mental health. Dennis Sharpe appeared for the children seeking to uphold the later will. The case involved consideration of both testamentary capacity and knowledge and approval of the will. Dennis succeeded at trial and the judgement has just been upheld by the Court of Appeal.

Simon v Byford & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 280

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