Greathead v Greathead (Presumption of death)

Suicide – Mental health patient. The Chancery Division allowed the claimant's application for a declaration that his son, who had gone missing in 2005, was dead. The court held that, on the evidence, the son had died in November 2005. It also gave guidance on the appropriate form of description for similar cases, where the missing person was not to be named as the defendant.

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