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Besanko, Robert John v Besanko-Hoppen, Mandy Dorothy (as the executor and trustee of the estate of Besanko, Constance, deceased) [2020] VSC 170

WILLS AND ESTATES
Supreme Court of Victoria
Division: 
Common Law Division
Judge(s): 
McMillan J
Parties: 

Besanko, Robert John v Besanko-Hoppen, Mandy Dorothy (as the executor and trustee of the estate of Besanko, Constance, deceased)

Judgment Date: 
9 April 2020
Catchwords: 

WILLS AND ESTATES - Where plaintiff seeks a grant of representation of a video recording of the deceased - Whether video recording reflects deceased's testamentary intentions - Whether deceased intended video recording to be her will - Whether deceased had testamentary capacity at time of video recording - Application dismissed - Wills Act 1997 (Vic) s 9 - Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR 5 QB 549; Re Application of Brown; Estate of Springfield (1991) 23 NSWLR 535; Equity Trustees v Levin [2004] VSC 203; Re Estate of Brock; Chambers v Dowker [2007] VSC 415; Fast v Rockman [2013] VSC 18; Re Serar [2019] VSC 139.

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