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Begum v Ahmed [2019] EWCA Civ 1794

The father left the entirety of his estate to his daughter. No provision was made for his wife, who was applying for permission to bring a claim out of time under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Floyd LJ held that the judgment of the district judge in the case had been flawed to the extent that an appellate court was entitled to interfere. The district judge wrongly discounted the fact that the wife risked losing her home if the extension of time was refused, and wrongly weighed in the balance the failings of the wife's solicitors. King LJ and Henderson LJ agreed, and the court exercised its discretion to extend time.

Judgment, published: 30/10/2019

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Published: 30/10/2019

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