Court dates in lockdown

The justice system in England and Wales is essential and those essential to its running have been deemed key staff by the Government. Courts have to adapt and cannot function in their usual way at this time. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) are working hard to keep our justice […]

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Commorientes Rule - Simultaneous Death - Woodfines Solicitors

Simultaneous Deaths – Who Inherits?

The High Court is currently considering an interesting case based on the Commorientes Rule. In October 2016, John Scarle (aged 79) and his wife, Ann Scarle (aged 69), died of hypothermia at their home. They each had a daughter from a previous relationship, and these surviving stepsisters, Anna Winter (daughter to John Scarle) and Deborah […]

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