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  • Overview

    Our client was an adult child whose mother, the deceased, left 50% of her £6 million estate to charity. A claim was brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The claim was on the basis that the client had not been adequately provided for under her mother’s will and had limited financial resources. 

    There was also a strong moral claim, as promises had been made to the client, by her parents, over a 14 year period in relation to gifting the client their farm. At the same time we therefore brought a further claim for proprietary estoppel.

    The case was made harder following the Supreme Court decision in Illot vs Mitson but the matter was resolved in mediation and the client was extremely happy with the resolution.

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    Our objective is to achieve swift, realistic results in the most cost efficient and risk free manner possible. Our Dispute Resolution team specialise in resolving a wide range of disputes for individuals.  

    Probate disputes

    When someone dies, bitter disputes can arise between family members or between family and non-family beneficiaries such as charities.

    Will disputes

    Our expert lawyers include members of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and are experts in dealing with these types of disputes. They will adopt a sensitive but commercial approach, looking for innovative solutions, and will strive to get the best outcome for you.

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