Supreme Court rules that two wrongs can make a right (to rectify)
The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal to alter mirror wills, signed by the wrong testators, in order that the intended heir may inherit. In Marley v Rawlings and another, Lord Neuberger held that the wills should be rectified on the basis that a 'clerical error' had occurred.
This judgment extends the scope of rectification of a will and brings the approach to interpreting a will further in line with the courts' approach to contractual interpretation. For the full case comment, please click here.
This blog was written by Sarah Trimmings.
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