07 April 2017
Claim for reasonable provision – Inheritance Act
The Inheritance Act and the recent Supreme Court decision in Ilott has featured heavily in the press recently and rightly so – it is an important and constantly changing area of law, which goes to the heart of the question of “testamentary capacity” – who should get to decide what happens to your money when you die?
B P Collins has an experienced team of contentious probate solicitors who deal with these types of dispute on a daily basis.
Most recently, Craig Williams has helped a client of the firm achieve a favourable settlement of her claim against the estate of her late partner of 17 years. She had been left nothing in his will, meaning she would lose her house and the income she had been receiving when he was alive, contrary to what he had promised her.
The case settled at mediation, without the need for a court process.