Supreme Court Rejects Challenge by Estranged Duaghter

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge by Estranged Duaghter The Supreme Court has overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case which will comfort many in the knowledge that challenges to their wills by estranged relatives will be less likely to succeed. Melita Jackson had been deliberately excluded from the will of her mother, Heather Ilott, who proceeded to leave her entire estate to charity. Ms Jackson challenged the will and, after a lengthy legal battle, the Court of Appeal has assessed the amount of the award payable to her at £164,000.  Ms Jackson had been estranged from her mother for many years. When her mother died aged 70,…

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge by Estranged Daughter

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge by Estranged Daughter The Supreme Court has overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case which will comfort many in the knowledge that challenges to their wills by estranged relatives will be less likely to succeed. Melita Jackson had been deliberately excluded from the will of her mother, Heather Ilott, who proceeded to leave her entire estate to charity. Ms Jackson challenged the will and, after a lengthy legal battle, the Court of Appeal has assessed the amount of the award payable to her at £164,000.  Ms Jackson had been estranged from her mother for many years. When her mother died aged 70,…

Premier League Wins Novel Court Order to Block Illicit Internet Streaming

Premier League Wins Novel Court Order to Block Illicit Internet Streaming The technological race is on between illicit Internet streaming services and rights holders in sporting events that can only be viewed lawfully by subscription. In one case, the High Court made a novel order to protect the Football Association Premier League Limited (FAPL) against the impact of online piracy. FAPL was concerned by the increasing use of set top boxes, media players and mobile devices to obtain free live streaming of Premiership matches. This threatened to undermine the value of FAPL’s intellectual property rights and to deter public attendance at football matches. It was also likely to reduce the…