Case Studies

Mediation resolves contested will and inheritance claim

Naomi Ireson recently reached settlement of a claim following a successful mediation on behalf of the claimant. The claimant, Mr K, initiated two claims: The first was a contested will claim. He...

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Contested Will claim goes to trial

Our Contested Wills lawyers recently took a case to trial that hit the news headlines. We were the claimant's lawyers in the famous case of Ames v Jones. The case made the newspapers because of the...

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Step Child Wins 1975 Inheritance Act Claim against Step Mother’s Family

Our client, Mr S, was the step-son of Mrs S following her marriage to Mr S’s father, K, in 1976. K died in 1995 leaving the entirety of his estate to Mrs S who then died herself on 27th June 2010,...

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Feuding Siblings Settle Will Dispute by Negotiation and Save Substantial Legal Costs

Mrs R was the daughter of Mrs W who died on in April 2011 leaving Will dated July 2006. Under the terms of her Will she appointed her son (T) and his wife (S) as executors. Having gifted £100 to Mrs...

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Widower Wins Inheritance Dispute against Step Daughter

Mr P had been married to Mrs P since 1975. Mrs P had one daughter from a previous relationship, Mrs V, who was therefore Mr P’s step-daughter. In September 2008 Mr and Mrs P executed mirror wills...

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What can you do when you can't find a Will?

Case study of a successful Inheritance Act claim that was made when a Will could not be found. Mr S died in March 2011 leaving a Will dated July 1999. Under the terms of his Will he appointed his...

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Daughters win inheritance claim against mother’s estate

Miss B and her two sisters were the daughters of Mrs P who died in June 2009. Mrs P’s Will, executed in February 2009, left small pecuniary (money) gifts to her two executors and the remainder of her...

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Inheritance Act Claim For 13 Year Old Girl Settles At Mediation

We recently represented, Miss B, a 13 year-old girl, in her claim for financial provision from the estate of her late father who died intestate on 26th March 2004. Her claim was made under the...

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