NAR wrote: »
Have to agree with rpc, if your sister predeceased your mother, it will only be yourself that receives your mother's (one third) share. Not sure who is thinking of challenging but certainly your two uncles share will not increase.
rpc wrote: »
In the absence of any specific instruction, the bequest will fail and become part of the residue. For a bequest to pass on per stirpes, it must be phrased to say that....
antrobus wrote: »
No, I think s33 Wills Act 1837 applies.Where -(a) a will contains a devise or bequest to a child or remoter descendant of the testator; and(b) the intended beneficiary dies before the testator, leaving issue; and(c) issue of the intended beneficiary are living at the testator’s death, then, unless a contrary intention appears by the will, the devise or bequest shall take effect as a devise or bequest to the issue living at the testator’s death.
In the absence of any "contrary intention" appearing in the will the bequest will pass to the beneficiary's issue.
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