Judgement in matter of Hughes v Pritchard

Penelope Reed QC together with Elis Gomer of St. John’s Building Chambers acted for the successful appellant in Hughes v Pritchard in the Court of Appeal [click here to read judgement]. The Court of Appeal set aside the decision of the Judge at first instance declaring that the Will of the testator was invalid for lack of capacity and remitted the issue of proprietary estoppel to the High Court. The case deals with the important issue as to the correct approach of the trial judge to evidence in capacity cases.