Anderson v Spencer  EWCA Civ 100,  2 F.C.R. 1
Court of Appeal upheld the judgment of Jackson J in that the High Court had an inherent jurisdiction to direct that DNA extracted from a sample provided by a deceased person while he was alive should be used for paternity testing after his death. The consent of the deceased's personal representative was not required.
Spencer v Anderson (Paternity Testing: Jurisdiction)  EWHC 851 (Fam);  Fam. 391;  3 W.L.R. 905;  2 All E.R. 846;  1 F.L.R. 1204; (2016) 151 B.M.L.R. 92;  Fam. Law 808;
H v J et al High Court, Chancery Division, Newcastle District Registry
Representing successful claimant in her application for the pronouncement of a will, challenged on capacity, undue influence and want of knowledge and approval. Proceeded only on capacity in submissions the other two being dropped after cross-examination of the defendant. Will duly pronounced.
ESTATE OF G
Testator left entire estate to a long-time family friend excluding estranged son who bought an application under the inheritance act. Matter was settled at mediation
ESTATE OF C
An unusual case whereby an unmarried couple who had been together some time were going through the process of separation whereby the female partner had purchased a caravan and lived there a number of days of the week, had changed her will and served a notice severing the joint tenancy. The issue was whether the parties were cohabitating enabling the male partner to issue a claim under the above statute
ESTATE OF S
Representing the executors where a number of beneficiaries to the estate made allegations in respect of the maladministration of the estate of the Deceased by the executors in that property had been lost and destroyed, there were no clear inventory or accounts, and the property had been wrongly placed in the coffin which had since been cremated.