The 25 Million Dollar Question
What Does The Decision Of Mead V Lemon Mean For Future Family Provision Claims?
It is not often that an award of $25 million to an individual is referred to as merely a “rounding error”. However, Master Sanderson did just that when delivering his judgment in Mead -v- Lemon earlier this year. This Western Australian Supreme Court matter attracted considerable media interest due to the sums of money and the families that were involved, as the case gave the general public an insight into the immense wealth of the Wright-Hancock business partnership. As His Honour stated, “it is difficult for most people to comprehend such wealth.”