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Inheritance Act Claims


Wills and probate

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18 October 2017


234 x 156 mm
352 pages

Inheritance Act Claims
A Practical Guide, 2nd edition

Miranda Allardice, Tracey Angus, Paul Hewitt and Penelope Reed


This highly practical book provides a comprehensive guide to claims
brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

This book provides guidance on how to conduct claims, the court’s approach,
assessing quantum, the tax implications of orders and compromises, and the issues
arising for will drafting.

This second edition has been updated to include:

  • new chapters on surviving spouses and civil partners; provision for applicants on the maintenance standard; and the role of the personal representative/trustee
  • analysis of the court’s recent approach to domicile, applications for permission to make a claim out of time, anti-avoidance provisions, divorce comparator and applications made by cohabitees, dependants and adult children
  • explanation of how one class of applicant has widened.



2.Threshold jurisdiction

3.Categories of applicant

4.The general approach to claims

5.Surviving spouses and civil partners

6.Provision for applicants on the maintenance standard

7.Anti-avoidance provisions


9.Orders which the court can make


11.Will drafting and the will file;

12.Role of the personal representative/ trustee Statutory extracts: Forms


About the Author

Miranda Allardice of 5 Stone Buildings lectures for CLT, CPD and ACTAPS. Miranda was an advisory group member of the Law Commission Intestacy and Family Provision on Death Report.

Tracey Angus QC of 5 Stone Buildings is a member of ACTAPS and the Chancery Bar Association.

Paul Hewitt is a partner at Withers and a leading practitioner in trust and probate disputes.

Penelope Reed QC of 5 Stone Buildings is a Civil Recorder, Deputy High Court Judge and mediator. Penelope is a member of STEP, ACTAPS and the Chancery Bar Association.