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Joint bank accounts and survivorship

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalCommon Law World Review
Issue number3
Early online date3 Sep 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 9 Jul 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 3 Sep 2018
DatePublished (current) - Sep 2018


Who is beneficially entitled to the money deposited in a joint bank account? In the great majority of cases it is clear that the money is jointly owned and will pass on the death of one of the account holders to the survivor. However, things are not always simple and the law then has to decide as to the ownership of the money in a dispute between the surviving account holder and the estate of the deceased. The decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Whitlock v Moree, a case on appeal from the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas is the latest decision on this topic.

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  • Bank Joint Account, Survivorship

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