Vaughan v Curran  NSWSC 1562
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Wills and estates – succession – family provision.
Two proceedings were commenced where the plaintiffs sought provision from the deceased’s estate. The plaintiff in one proceeding was the daughter of the deceased. The plaintiff in the other proceedings were sisters and granddaughters of deceased. The Court considered the following factors – ‘sufficient cause’ – ‘factors warranting’ the applications and ‘special circumstances’. The Court held that they were satisfied that adequate provision was not made for the plaintiffs and the plaintiffs were each to receive lump sum from deceased’s notional estate. These orders were made by consent.