Lord Justice Lewison has this week refused the Claimant’s application under CPR 52.30 to re-open her application for permission to appeal, following the earlier refusal of permission on paper, by Lady Justice Asplin. He has also ordered that the Claimant pay the 2nd and 4th Defendants’ costs of the application.
The decision brings to an end this heavily contested litigation over the will of the late Kevin Reeves and means that his estate will now be distributed in accordance with an earlier will under which the 2nd and 4th Defendant are to receive 26.66% and 10% respectively.
Contempt proceedings in relation to some of the evidence that was given at the trial by the Claimant and by the solicitor who prepared the later will, a Mr Curnock, are listed for hearing at the end of this year.
Clifford Darton KC, instructed by Mike Karia of the London Litigation Partnership acted for the 2nd Defendant at the trial and in relation to the proposed appeal.