1975 Act Guidance Note- Adult Child

1975 Act Guidance Note- Cohabitee

1975 Act Guidance Note- Spouse.pdf

High profile ruling sheds light on need for Inheritance Act guidance

If you hadn’t heard of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“The Inheritance Act 1975”) before, you may well have happened upon following the case of Ilott v Blue Cross, which made national headlines – and not for the first time. The case first came to light in 2007 when Heather Ilott made an application under the …

Ames v Jones & Ors [2016] EW Misc B67 (CC) (19 August 2016)

Danielle Ames has been unsuccessful in her claim for provision from the estate of her father. Michael died with an estate worth £1.09 million. His entire estate was left to Danielle’s step mother Elaine. Danielle claimed that her father’s failure to make provision for her in his will was unreasonable. She claimed £300,000 and submitted that her father had said …

Cohabitees and Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

As our society has changed, so the institution of marriage seems to have lost its appeal for many couples. There are, of course, often conflicting views as to whether this is a good or bad thing. Harry Benson, of the Marriage Foundation, has been quoted as saying: “Future generations will not thank us for our foolish disregard for commitment and stability.”. Further, …