John Dickinson and Natasha Dzameh have recently co-authored an article in the September edition of the Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal analysing the case of Amiee Shannon Steed (a Child by her litigation friend, Marilyn Joy Winn) v Christopher John Steed (2016).

This was a two-day will construction trial heard in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice at Bristol District Registry by Mr Justice Newey. John and Natasha’s article details the key factors considered by the court in determining whether a disposition to an executor takes effect as a gift to the executor.