Interpretation of a Handwritten (or Holographic) Will

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Construction of Wills – Vucicevic v Aleksic [2017] EWHC 2335/2519

Case Summary from LawSkills | Private Client specialist trainersMr Veljko Aleksic (the ‘Testator’) was born in Montenegro in 1923, and died domiciled in England and Wales in October 2014, aged 91 years. At the time of his death he owned a house in London, another in Cardiff, and jointly owned land in Montenegro with two of his brothers, and his net estate amounted to some £1.8m.

The Testator had left a holographic Will, undated except for bearing the year 2012. It was signed but there was no attestation clause. Neither did it provide for the appointment of an executor. In this hearing the claimants sought rulings on the construction of parts of the Will, and certain aspects of distribution.

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