Causing the death of another and the Forfeiture Rule: Amos v Mancini [2020] EWHC 1063 (Ch)- today


Publication Date:
12 May 2020


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Causing the death of another and the Forfeiture Rule: Amos v Mancini [2020] EWHC 1063 (Ch)
 
In January 2019 Mrs Amos, aged 74, was driving with her husband near their home in Llandeilo, when they collided with the car in front. Her husband later died from his injuries and Mrs Amos pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from driving. The question arose whether she was prevented from benefitting under her husband’s will, or from receiving by survivorship his share of their home, which was owned as beneficial joint tenants.
 
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