Tag Archives: Inheritance (Provision For Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Where there’s a will, there’s a way…

When thinking of making a will, the idea of a Victorian lawyer taking down the last instructions at the bedside still springs to mind for many people. And the 19th century lawyer would find things pretty much as they were … Continue reading

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Illot v Mitson – The case continues…

The case of Illot v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797 shows just how willing courts are to overturn a testator’s wishes in their Wills. Heather Illot’s mother chose not to include her in her Will because she had eloped at … Continue reading

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Property prices help fuel family inheritance court battles

Rising property prices are helping to fuel increased numbers of inheritance disputes reaching the courts, with second marriages another major contributory factor. Such challenges are no longer the preserve of the wealthy, although they continue to feature highly. Recent cases … Continue reading

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Thinking of excluding family members? Take Advice!

The recent case of Illot v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797 shows just how willing courts are to overturn a testator’s wishes in their Wills. Heather Illot’s mother chose not to include her in her Will because she had eloped … Continue reading

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