MacDonald v Cowie

Succession law – Lifetime gift. Court of Session: Granting decree of absolvitor in an action in which a grandson sought declarator that his grandmother had gifted him her house and that her executrix nominate was obliged to convey it to him, the court held that a document signed by deceased did not constitute a binding promise, enforceable against the defender as her executrix, to convey the house to him by way of gift.

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