Burnard v Burnard and others

Will – Mistake. The Chancery Division considered the true construction of a will and determined what assets formed part of the deceased's estate. Applying settled law, there appeared to be a powerful argument that there was a clerical error in naming the wrong company in the will. Further, a claim by the deceased's widow that a declaration of trust and a transfer allegedly made by the deceased to the benefit of his son were a sham was rejected

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