Landmark Supreme Court decision on Inheritance Act claims

15th March 2017

The Supreme Court today allowed the charities’ appeal in the case of Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17. It is the first opportunity for the Supreme Court to give guidance on the vexed question of what constitutes ‘reasonable financial provision’ within the meaning of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and to bring to an end a saga which began with the death of Melita Jackson in June 2004.

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