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Hughes v Pritchard in the Court of Appeal

In Hughes v Pritchard and others [2022] EWCA Civ 386, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the trial judge in a probate claim (see Hughes v Pritchard and others [2021] EWHC 1580 (Ch)) that a testator lacked testamentary capacity, concluding that the judge’s findings on that subject were “not open to him on the evidence”.

Elis Gomer has provided some analysis following the decision. Elis was junior counsel for the Appellant, led by Penelope Reed QC of 5 Stone Buildings.

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