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Publication - Professor Keith Stanton

    Joint bank accounts and survivorship


    Stanton, K, 2018, ‘Joint bank accounts and survivorship’. Common Law World Review, vol 47., pp. 162-166


    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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