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    I've been given various scenarios to answer for land law/equity and trusts (worst module by far). Any suggestions would be great

    Scenario 1:

    John has been married to Charlotte for 6 years, they have no children. For the past 18 months John has been secretly dating Anne - ever since she lost her job. John has died intestate (without writing a will).

    Does Anne have any claim to John's estate?

    Scenario 2:

    John has left £50,000 in his will to Gary. On John's deathbed, he informed Gary that the £50,000 is in fact for Thomas and that there was a letter in his chest of drawers explaining everything. Gary nodded and Thomas passed away.

    Advise Gary (Secret trustee?) and Thomas (Secret beneficiary?)

    Scenario 3:

    Ashley and his wife Helen agreed that when either of them died, they'd leave the property to their children (directly) and made wills to that effect.

    Ashley has now died and his property has been disposed of accordingly. Helen has now married Chris and has written a new will which leaves everything to him. Helen dies 5 years later.

    Advise Chris.

    Thanks in advance
 
 
 
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