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Inheritance Act Claims

A wide variety of people can claim financial provision from an estate if the deceased's Will does not make "reasonable financial provision" for them.

To bring such a claim, an applicant must fall within one of the following categories:

  • surviving spouses or civil partners
  • former spouses or civil partners
  • children
  • co-habitees
  • dependants

We have wide experience and practical knowledge of representing clients in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. We bring and defend claims on behalf of a broad range of individuals under the 1975 Act. We also have extensive experience of representing charity clients who rely on income from legacies provided under a Will.

Whichever side we represent, we strive to help our clients achieve a settlement out of court wherever possible. If a settlement is not possible then we are tenacious litigators.

We have one of the UK's leading teams in this area of work. Whether you feel you have been unfairly left out of a Will, not been adequately provided for, or you are acting as an executor and somebody else is contesting the Will, our specialist team can help.

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We provide advice on a wide range of legal issues to clients around Yorkshire and beyond from our offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield. For an initial discussion about your case, contact one of our specialist solicitors today.

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