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Ilott v The Blue Cross and others

The long-awaited decision in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others was handed down by the Supreme Court on 15 March 2017. Unfortunately, it does not provide any of us with the guidance that we had so hoped for. So has this case really been the landmark that it was heralded to be?

Ilott v Mitson inheritance dispute landmark ruling

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 provides a framework to ensure that the standard entitlement which a child should expect as ‘reasonable provision’ from a deceased parent’s estate is assessed consistently taking into consideration the claimant’s income, outgoings and savings.
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