White v Matthys and others

Probate – Grant. The deceased had moved to Spain 18 years prior to his death, and had executed two wills. Under the first, he left his residuary estate in Spain to the fourth defendant. Under the second, he left his residuary estate outside of Spain to the British National Party (BNP). In giving directions as to the distribution of the estate under a Pt 8 claim, the Chancery Division held that it would have been wrong to direct the executor to make a distribution of the estate to the BNP under Pt IV of the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000. Instead, he directed that the estate be paid out to the fourth and fifth defendants under intestacy.

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