In Klein v Adler and Klein  EWHC 2503 (Ch) Alexandra and Paul Hewitt acted for the successful claimant, Mrs Klein, in an action to replace the executors with an independent administrator, the Deputy Master holding that there had been a ‘real failure to progress the administration’.
Alexandra, along with Paul Hewitt acted for Mrs Bhusate in her claim for financial provision from her late husband’s estate more than 25 years after her husband passed away. Despite the lengthy delay (the previous record of just under six years was set in 1993) Chief Master Marsh ordered that Mrs Bhusate’s claim should be allowed to proceed. Click here to see his judgment. In January 2020 the High Court upheld Chief Master Marsh’s decision (the appeal judgment is here) meaning Mrs Bhusate’s claim could proceed. Shortly after the defendant stepchildren conceded the claim. Click here to read our briefing note.
In Wells v Chorus Law and Others , Alexandra and Paul Hewitt acted for the successful defendant in the first ‘child of a single parent family’ 1975 Act claim, ensuring that the Judge was not persuaded the claimants was ever part of a family and therefore was not able to bring a claim. Click to read our briefing note on the case.
England and Wales, 2017
Associate Member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
‘Charities – how they should respond to 1975 Act Claims; & Defining persons treated as a child of family: lessons from the Family Division and their application to the single parent family in Wells v Chorus Law’, ACTAPS Annual Seminar – April 2019