Sarah Harrison of our Probate, Inheritance and Trusts Team recently appeared in this newly reported case involving contested deputyship proceedings.
Cross applications had been made to be appointed deputy by a trust corporation (which was a subsidiary of the charity which was the residuary beneficiary under the terms of OT’s Will) and a solicitor. The case considers important issues about conflict of interest.
The Court concluded that it was in OT’s best interests for a solicitor deputy to be appointed.
Sarah Harrison was instructed by Lynsey Harrison of Clarion. The judgment in full can be viewed here.