*Chadwick v Collinson and others

Will – Benefit. The Chancery Division held that the forfeiture rule applied in circumstances where the claimant had been convicted of the manslaughter of his partner and child, and where the claimant was the residuary beneficiary under his partner's will. Further, it held that the justice of the case did not require the effect of the rule to be modified. The court considered the claimant's culpability in the light of the mental disorder from which he was suffering on the day of the killings.

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