Legal battle over Reg Grundy estate

A legal battle is looming over the estate of pioneering producer Reg Grundy.

Grundy’s daughter, Viola La Valette, has launched legal action against her stepmother Joy Grundy (nee Joy Chambers) in the NSW Supreme Court under the Succession Act, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Ms La Valette, who was born Kim Grundy, is the daughter from Grundy’s first marriage to Lola Powell, which ended in divorce.

She has made a claim under the Succession Act for provision from his estate, but suppression orders keep secret the details of her claim and of the will.

Bermuda-based Joy Grundy, was back home in Sydney for a brief court appearance. Yesterday the case was adjourned by Justice Geoff Lindsay to a date to be fixed.

Reg Grundy, who died in May 2016, was responsible for a swathe of hit shows including The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Sons and Daughters, Neighbours, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud and Sale of the Century.

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