Written by Rita Edna Arinaitwe, A Legal Associate at JByamukama & Co. Advocates Download Full Article Introduction In the landmark case of Surgipharm Uganda vs. Anatoli Batabane, Supreme Court Civil Appeal No. 11 of 2020, the Supreme Court delivered a significant judgement that sheds light on the legal consequences that unfold when an employer repudiates […]
A single executor or administrator cannot convey land of a deceased person without the express consent or authority of the co-executors or co-administrators
The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision on 10th September, 2020 declared that Section 272 of the Succession Act does not confer powers on a single executor or administrator to singularly exercise powers vested in the joint executors or administrators with respect to conveyancing of land belonging to the estate of a deceased without the express consent or authority of the co-executors or co-administrators. This overrules the interpretation that had been upheld by the court of appeal.