Claims under the Inheritance Act 1975

Our Litigation & Disputes solicitors advise upon the merits of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 and deal with all stages whether pre- action or during the Court process.

How we can help

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 are made by individuals who wish to challenge their entitlement under a deceased person’s Will. This is whether they feel that they have not been adequately provided for or if they have not been provided for at all. 

You may be eligible to make a claim if you are one of the specific groups of persons entitled to claim under the legislation. This includes the spouse or civil partner of the deceased person or a child of the deceased person (including those over the age of 18 years). You would need to start court proceedings within six months of the date of issue of the Grant of Representation for your claim to be accepted. It is therefore advisable that you seek advice from our specialist lawyers in our Litigation & Disputes team as soon as possible.

If the Court is satisfied that reasonable financial provision has not been made, it has the power to make various orders, including the payment of a lump sum of money or the transfer of property.

Our Litigation & Disputes lawyers are also able to advise Executors and Beneficiaries with regards to claims brought against an Estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Our Litigation & Disputes Team

Director, Head of Department & Solicitor
Caroline graduated from the University of the West of England in 2001 with an LLB (Honours) Law Degree…
Director & Solicitor
Freddie graduated from Newcastle University in 1992 with an Honours Degree in Combined Studies, focusing on history and politics…
Mark graduated from what is now known as Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex in 1991 with a LLB (Hons) Law Degree…
Malcolm has a lengthy, commercial background in property and construction having graduated from Glasgow University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree…
Trainee Solicitor (SQE)
Holly graduated from Bournemouth University in 2020 with a BSc (Honours) in Forensic Biology, before completing her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law Guildford in 2021…
Trainee Solicitor
Lucy graduated from Reading University in 2019 with a degree in Philosophy and Politics…
Jenny graduated from Bournemouth University in 2021 with an LLB (Honours) Law Degree…

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