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Inheritance Act Claims

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Where someone is unhappy with the provision made for them in a Will or feel they have ‘lost out’ under the rules of intestacy (where there is no Will) they may wish to make a claim against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This is commonly referred to as an ‘Inheritance Act claim’.

Inheritance Act claims can be complicated, with strict rules about who can claim, what they can claim and how long they have to make a claim. There is also the potential for significant conflict between family members with an interest in the estate, which can make these types of claims time-consuming, stressful and expensive to resolve if the right approach is not taken.

At IBB Law, we have exceptional specialist expertise in dealing with Inheritance Act claims. We have many years’ experience of acting for those making Inheritance Act claims, those defending them and the personal representatives who can often find themselves in the middle.

We work with a wide range of clients from all backgrounds. Our team has particular experience in Inheritance Act disputes related to high value estates, including those involving complex issues, such as foreign assets, family companies and charities.

This explainer video talks you though the key steps to making an Inheritance Act claim and gives advise on all the things you will need to consider. To discuss making or defending an Inheritance Act claim, please contact contentious probate and Inheritance Act specialist Paul Grimwood by emailing paul.grimwood@ibblaw.co.uk.