Battle of Wills Over The Meaning of Nephews and Nieces in a Will

In this episode, the children of the deceased’s nephews and nieces battle it out with the children of the nephews and nieces of the deceased’s late wife. Did he mean to leave his estate just to his own side of the family or did he mean to include his late wife’s side too? At stake was an estate worth just over £620,000. How would the court interpret the words nephews and nieces? Would they be given their ordinary meaning, or would the surrounding circumstances be taken into account? Watch to find out.

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