Supreme Court rules that two wrongs can make a right (to rectify)

04 February 2014

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[1], 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.

[1] [2014] UKSC 2

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