Vucicevic & Anor v Aleksic & Ors [2017] EWHC 2335 (Ch) (20 September 2017)

A home made will that reads like an examination paper on testamentary wishes and the difficulties about expressing them correctly, without the benefit of technical advice.  Including

  • misnaming a charity (and the process to follow if the charity cannot be ascertained)
  • amending a will after the will has been executed (and dependent revocation)
  • executing the will without a date
  • use of the term “money” and ascertaining residue
  • domicile and the conflict of laws and renvoi in relation to overseas property
  • establishment of a trust
  • establishment of beneficial entitlement or charitable trust
  • role of a trustee


All this and more – in one case…


Source: Vucicevic & Anor v Aleksic & Ors [2017] EWHC 2335 (Ch) (20 September 2017)



Word of the Day




1. (Units) lasting for ten years
2. (Units) occurring every ten years

3. a tenth anniversary or its celebration


Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

suggested usage:”Should the value of the Trust Fund be close to the Nil Rate Threshold, Mr and Mrs Client should consider whether it is possible to appoint out of the fund (probably not possible) and prepare for recording the amount in the Trust Fund prior to calculating the decennial charge”