We represented the main beneficiary (also the personal representative) in a claim against her under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975. The claim related to the estate of her late mother-in-law and was made by the daughter of the deceased.
We helped the client to preserve as much of her interest in the estate as possible and sensitively handled a highly emotive situation when allegations were made that the client’s late husband (the son of the deceased/brother of the claimant) was the cause of estrangement between the claimant and her mother.
The claim settled via without prejudice settlement discussions at a low ‘nuisance level’. This ensured that almost the entire estate was preserved for the benefit of the client and her late husband’s good name was not subject to further character attack.
Matter value: Estate valued at £175,000