Donatio Mortis Causa or “Death Bed Gifts” Davey v Bailey [2021] EWHC 445 (Ch)

Publication Date

03 Mar 2021

Description

The recent decision in Davey has brought the doctrine of donation mortis causa back into the spotlight in the midst of a pandemic which has rendered many gravely ill and potentially unable to put their affairs in order, despite the provision for the witnessing of wills by video. James Saunders examines the decision in Davey and reviews the conditions for a valid DMC. The potential issues which may arise in cases connected with Covid-19 are also discussed.

 

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Contributors

James Saunders

Practice Areas

Trusts, Wills & Estates