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We advised the Personal Representative and sole beneficiary in disputes concerning the estate of her late husband (they were going through a divorce that had not been completed prior to his death). The case has implications for the financial future of the infant child of the couple. The case is complicated due to:-

  • Associated Fatal Accident compensation claims, a threatened Inheritance Act claim by the deceased’s new partner, and a property occupation dispute with that same partner with the risk of a mortgage lender possession action.
  • Additional disputes regarding the beneficial ownership of the property registered in the names of the deceased and his new partner and the proceeds of an accidental death insurance policy.

Resolution outcome achieved on favourable terms and avoiding the time and costs of litigation and court determination at trial. Conclusion via negotiation incorporating sale of property asset on agreed terms

Matter value: Share in property worth c. £1/2m and insurance policy of £202,000