John Nee's Probate & Inheritance Cases

Defending a claim for breach of contract and negligence

John acted for a Defendant business in a claim for breach of contract and negligence following the death of the proprietor, in which the Claimant sought to claim against the business, which was the estate of the deceased. The Claimant, the spouse of the deceased, sought to argue that amounts of money had been left Continue reading

Making a claim on an estate

John was asked to advise the proposed Claimant in a potential claim against the proposed Defendants regarding the estate of the deceased. The deceased held a property portfolio with a value of £2m and the proposed Defendant ex-spouse of the deceased sought to administer the entire estate, having historically dealt with much of the administration Continue reading

Advising a family on intestacy rules

John acted in an advisory capacity to a large family seeking to claim against the estate of the deceased. Although a Will had been drafted, it had not been properly executed, and was therefore not valid. The beneficiaries sought to rely on the intestacy rules to claim the entirety of the deceased’s estate. This case, Continue reading

Securing probate for a wife in a contested Will

John successfully represented a wife, arguing in favour of granting probate. His expertise was required because of the complicated nature of the case. John assisted his instructing solicitor in obtaining, analysing, and making use of historical medical reports for the testator. The court found that a testator did not have capacity to execute a Deed Continue reading

Acting for family trustees against a constructive trustee

John acted for the trustees of a family trust in a claim for breach of trust by a constructive trustee. The constructive trustee claimed proprietary estoppel on the grounds that it was supposedly an implied term of agreement that the trustee would receive a share of residual funds. However, due to John’s argument that the Continue reading