In the matter of the will and estate of Rattle, Stuart Charles and In the matter of an application pursuant to section 9 of the Wills Act 1997. Application by: Equity Trustees Ltd [2018] VSC 249

WILLS AND ESTATES
Judgment type: 
Supreme Court of Victoria
Judge(s): 
McMillan J
Parties: 

In the matter of the will and estate of Rattle, Stuart Charles and In the matter of an application pursuant to section 9 of the Wills Act 1997. Application by: Equity Trustees Ltd

Judgment Date: 
16 May 2018
Catchwords: 

WILLS AND ESTATES - Application for grant of probate of informal will - Whether testator intended informal document to be will - Standard of proof - Fast v Rockman [2013] VSC 18 - Briginshaw v Briginshaw (1938) 60 CLR 336 - Wills Act 1997, ss 7 and 9.

WILLS AND ESTATES - Principal beneficiary of estate convicted of murder of deceased - Whether forfeiture rule applies - Troja v Troja (1994) 33 NSWLR 269 - Gonzales v Claridades (2003) 58 NSWLR 211 - Edwards v State Trustees Ltd [2016] VSCA 28.

Citation: 
[2018] VSC 249