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Berger v Berger

H and W were together for 36 years by the time H died in 2005. His estate was substantial. By his will, H left part of his estate to his sons from a previous marriage, left the matrimonial home (or a substitute) for W to occupy so long as she wished and left his residuary estate (including his majority shareholding in a property company) on trust to pay the income to W during her lifetime and then on trusts for H's sons and grandchildren.

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Day v Day

In 1985 the deceased executed a general power of attorney, pursuant to the Powers of Attorney Act 1971, in favour of a solicitor. Soon afterwards, as the attorney of the deceased the solicitor executed a conveyance conveying the deceased’s home, which she owned outright, to the deceased and the respondent, to be held by them as beneficial joint tenants.

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Re Richard William Frost (Deceased)

After being diagnosed with a serious illness, the testator was cared for and partly supported by one of his daughters and then by another. He made a will leaving one third of his estate to each of the daughters and the other third to other relatives. He then gave each of his daughters £100,000 as a gift.​ After his death an application was made to court to determine whether or not these gifts were to be treated as portions of their shares under the will.

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