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  • Appeal against award in Inheritance Act proceedings arising in circumstances where a father had not made provision for his 3 children in the will. At first instance the judge had made an award to the claimant children leaving the defendant with 69k out of 699k. Her appeal was rejected though the awards to the children reduced slightly as a result of fresh evidence about the value of the estate and other costs incurred. Judgment, 22/10/2018, free
  • The claimant was the third wife of the deceased (who died in 1990) and was making three primary claims: (1) that she was now the sole beneficial owner of the property; (2) in the alternative, that she and the defendants (the deceased's children from his first marriage) became equitable co-owners of the property; (3) in the further alternative, she said that she was entitled, as against the deceased's estate, to her statutory legacy and a capitalised life interest, plus interest at 6% per annum since the date of his death. Judgment, 14/09/2018, free
  • The Claimant's claim was for reasonable financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 after his partner of more than 20 years died. The Claimant was granted a life interest in one half of the net proceeds of sale of her house. Judgment, 23/08/2018, free
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 case where the infant children of the deceased husband and his extra-marital partner claimed that his will (which pre-dated their births) did not make any provision for them after he left everything to his wife. Judgment, 01/08/2018, free
  • The Claimants brought a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 against the executors of the estate of their late father that their father, who had remarried since divorcing their mother, intended that following his death his estate should take over responsibility for making payments to them until they were 18 or had completed tertiary education as set out in an order made in 2007 . Judgment, 14/05/2018, free

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