Jack Rundall

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Expertise

Inheritance, Wills and Probate

Jack is able to provide representation in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975  and advise in relation to the validity of wills, undue influence, knowledge and approval and fraud; construction of wills; administration of estates, rectification of wills and Intestacy.

Family Finance

Jack has a particular interest in family finance disputes and has been involved in cases concerning complex non-matrimonial property arguments, non-disclosure issues and submissions on the status of properties owned by companies.  He has prepared advices on pre-nuptial agreements, Imerman documents, pension sharing orders and a lecture on the quantum of spousal maintenance for Jordan’s Family Law.  His experience in this area includes:

  • FDAs, FDRs and final hearings;
  • variation applications;
  • claims by cohabitants and former cohabitants under TOLATA 1996;
  • claims for financial provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1996;
  • freezing injunctions;
  • enforcement including committal applications;
  • drafting pre-nuptial agreements; and
  • appeals from District Judges.

Recent cases include a four day final hearing where the issues included arguments about conduct, overseas properties and 'add-backs' due to one party's wanton expenditure and a hearing in the Court of Appeal where Jack's submissions were described by Arden LJ as "superb".

 

 

Children Private Law

Jack frequently represents clients involved in contact and residence disputes and has achieved successful results in countless fact-finding and final hearings. He has a particular interest in leave to remove cases and recently acted in a four day hearing concerning cross applications where one party sought leave to take a child to Dubai and the other to India. He has experience in cases where the issues include physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as those involving alcohol and substance misuse. He has successfully challenged expert evidence in private law proceedings and persuaded courts to go against CAFCASS recommendations.  

 

Overview

Year of call: 2011
Appointments:
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (Major BPTC award)
  • Lord Brougham Scholarship (GDL award)
  • Buchanan Prize (for outstanding performance on the BPTC)
  • Cholmeley Studentship
Areas of specialism:
  • Child Abduction
  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Family Finance
  • Inheritance, Wills and Probate
  • Public Access and Direct Access
Qualifications:
  • MA (Hons.) - The University of Edinburgh
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - Commendation
  • Bar Vocational Course – Outstanding
  • LLB
Professional associations:
  • The Family Law Bar Association
Professional activities:
  • Mentor to student members of Lincoln's Inn
Outside Interests:
  • Jack enjoys art and architecture, food and drink and justifying the above by walking (and occasionally running) with his ‘Patter-Jack’ terrier Paxo.
Notable Cases:
  • Velupillai & Others v Velupillai [2015] EWHC 3095
  • F v F - successfully challenged a CAFCASS report recommending that a father should be prevented from seeing his children.
  • C v C - dealing with undisclosed assets located in a number of different jurisdictions