Will rectification after Marley v Rawlings

Posted by : Adam Carvalho | Date posted : 07/07/2014

This article appeared in the July edition of Contentious Trusts and Estates (STEP Journal, Volume 22/Issue 6), reproduced here with the kind permission of the editor.

In this briefing, Adam Carvalho discusses  Marley v Rawlings, the first wills case to go before the UK Supreme Court. The judgment confirms that the courts should apply the same  principles when interpreting wills as they do when interpreting contracts, and expands the courts’ ability to rectify wills.


Adam Carvalho is an Associate in the Disputes team at Farrer & Co LLP.

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