Recent Cases

Scott v Scott [2022] NSWCA 182 (20 September 2022) (Ward P, Meagher and Kirk JJA)


Catchwords:


SUCCESSION – family provision – claim by adult daughter for provision pursuant to Succession Act 2006 (NSW), s 59 – where deceased’s 2019 will left family home to appellant daughter and small legacy to respondent daughter – where testamentary statement purported to justify 2019 will – where primary judge found will and statement obtained by process of manipulation and sourced to appellant – where earlier will of deceased leaving one-third of estate to each child found to reflect deceased’s fair and considered testamentary judgment – whether primary judge erred in being satisfied that 2019 will did not make adequate provision for respondent’s proper advancement