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Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claim

Joan Thompson claimed reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and De-pendants) Act 1975 from the estate of her partner, Wynford Hodge. He gave his £1.5m estate to Karla Ev-ans and Agon Berisha, who were tenants of one of his properties. The will made no provision for Joan, who was financially dependent on Wynford and who had lived with him for 42 years.

The Cowshed Cinderella and a Reduced Award

More and more proprietary estoppel cases have been featured in the media of late, often concerning farming families. In a nutshell, a successful claimant will be able to demonstrate that a promise was made to him, that reliance was placed on that promise, and as a result, he acted to his detriment. It is essential to understand when dealing with these cases, that the elements are not stand alone requirements which need to be ‘ticked off a list’.
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