Date: Friday 23rd February
Jay Gatsby appoints his remote cousin – Nick Carraway – to be his executor, shortly before losing capacity. He has two friends, Daisy and Myrtle who are the beneficiaries of the Will. On his losing capacity they fight to become his Deputy. Shortly before his death Daisy is appointed to be his Deputy. Daisy takes over his business, but can provide no accounts.
Daisy demands the to see the Will but Nick refuses to hand it over.
Daisy moves into the West Egg estate following Gatsby’s sudden death and continues running his business. Nick Carraway cannot be found, nor can the will, which Nick said he gave back to Jay before his death and that it was last seen on Jay Gatsby’s kitchen table.
Daisy refuses to leave Gatsby’s house and carries out extensive works on the property including extending the marble swimming pool. She makes no attempt to take a grant, but puts in a caveat.
Myrtle wishes to become Administrator and believes that the family fortune has gone astray.
Nick Carraway then appears but is too grief struck to deal with the estate. He insists that Daisy has the right to remain in the property, despite the will dividing everything equally. He then moves in to the estate property and sets up home with Daisy.”
The speakers will consider the following:
- The Will
- The Property
- PR problems
- Disputes around appointment of PR’s
1) Who can have the will?
2) Who takes control on death?
3) Rights of occupants
4) Who can be PR
5) Breaches of Trust