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Gelley v Shephard and Petterson v Ross

Heather Viljoen reviews recent case law about land ownership and foreign judgment, and the impact of not having a deed of family variation

10 December 2013

Heather Viljoen reviews recent case law about land ownership and foreign judgment, and the impact of not having a deed of family variation

The appeal of Gelley v Shephard was against findings made in proceedings for possession of land. The original owner of the land was a company, CILBVI, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). CILBVI was dissolved in 2001 after failing to comply with local regulatory requirements.

In 2007, CILBVI's former shareholder, Mr Blair, granted a licence

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