Wills – Nowt so queer as folk as they say

Having recently produced articles which are quite heavy reading we thought we might try and find some interesting articles with perhaps a lighter touch. Where else but to look at the decisions people have made in the past.

People over time have produced a variety of truly bizarre requirements that have been written into wills.

In effect, trying to control events within their families long after they have pasted.

A certain Mr Henry Budd in 1862 left a sum of £200,000 as his estate (which was a fortune in those days)  in trust for his two sons. So far no problem with this.

However, he left it on condition that neither son grows a moustache!

This would certainly be contested today; thankfully case law has moved us on.