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  • Overview

    In England and Wales, an individual can leave their wealth to whomever they wish. However, if inadequate financial provision has been made for a spouse, children or dependants, they may bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (often simply referred to as “the 1975 Act” or “the Inheritance Act”). 

    Claims can be costly and very damaging to family relationships. There are strict time limits that apply to 1975 Act claims.  Claims can only be brought in relation to estates of those domiciled in England and Wales.  Also there are only certain categories of people who can claim.  We will help you at every step of the way on this technically and emotionally challenging journey.

    We often act in cases involving children, or disabled / vulnerable individuals.  We have experience in dealing with cases for both claimants and defendants.  We can assist with making a claim, but also when proceedings are threatened or issued against you.  We will always assess and advise you about the chances of success of the claim and consider the best tactical approach to the matter, before you embark on the court process.  

    You can read more about Inheritance Act claims in our FAQs section.  For detailed advice, please contact a member of our team.    

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    Claim brought against the Estate of a late father by the spouse

    We advised the beneficiaries on a claim brought against the Estate of their late father by the spouse of the deceased under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

    Our Dispute Resolution team advised Executors on a claim brought by estranged family member

    We advised Executors on a claim brought by an estranged son of the deceased against the Estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

    Client seeking financial support after her mother left 50% of her £6 million estate (including farmland) to charity

    A claim was brought by the adult child of the deceased on the basis that she had not been adequately provided for under her mother’s will.

    Probate dispute

    We acted for the adult children of their deceased mother in a claim against her estate brought by their step-father.

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    1975 Inheritance Act claim

    The claimant brought at 1975 Inheritance Act claim for provision from the estate of her late father (“the Deceased”). The defendants were the claimant’s mother (the beneficiary under the will) and brother (who was also the personal representative of his father’s estate).

    Claimants should carefully consider strength of 1975 Act claims

    In the recent case of Shapton v Seviour, Carly Shapton, a 32 year old woman who attempted to bring a claim against her late father’s estate, has lost

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