King v Dubrey and others

Gift – Donatio mortis causa. The claimant lived with and cared for his elderly aunt, J. After her death, he contended that she had made a donatio mortis causa of the property to him. The 15th to 21st defendant charities, who were residual beneficiaries under J's will, contested the donatio mortis causa. The Chancery Division held that, on the evidence, the donatio mortis causa had been properly made and the property would pass to the claimant.

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