Casebriefs about: executor
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Re Bayoff Estate, 2000 SKQB 23
There are three elements required to perfect an DMC gift:
The general rule is that equity will not perfect and imperfect gift. However, courts may apply an exception: the Strong v Bird rule.
Strong v Bird,  LR 18 Eq 315 (UK Ch D)
When a donee of an imperfect inter vivos gift becomes the executor of the donor's estate, it perfects the gift.
For the rule to apply, there are four conditions:
This is an exception to the general rule that equity will not perfect and imperfect gift.