Proving missing wills

May 17, 2022

In Re the estate of Cooper, deceased (probate); Cooper (a child, by her litigation friend) and another v Chapman and others [2022] EWHC 1000 (Ch), a draft will found on the Deceased’s computer after his death could be admitted to probate as his last will in circumstances where the executed will could not be located, and the fact that it could not be located did not mean that it should be presumed to have been revoked by the Deceased.

Elis Gomer has provided some analysis following the decision. Elis was counsel for the First Defendant.

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