Judgment handed down from the High Court in Lattimer v Karamanoli  EWHC 1524 (Ch)
Date: 23 June 2023
Court: High Court
Facts: Judgment is handed down today from the High Court in Lattimer v Karamanoli  EWHC 1524 (Ch). James McKean appeared for the defendant in this strike-out application concerning a £10 million estate.
The primary question was whether a will made on 27 December 2018 was revoked by a marriage the day after. The case raises issues of construction and rectification of wills and the extent to which a marriage can be challenged after death. The defendant’s claim to construe or rectify the will such that it was made in contemplation of marriage will proceed to trial.
James was led by Alper Riza KC and instructed by Andrew Bishop of the newly-formed contentious probate team at Rothley Law.
Practice Area: Trusts, Wills & Estates