Who Should Benefit When You Die

Who Should Benefit When You Die

English law does not enable a family member to automatically receive a share of a person’s estate on their death. This is often referred to as “testamentary freedom” and was described in the 1860’s thus:

John Darnton consultant at BDB Pitman

We all know about the fictional perennial case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce which is central to Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Over 160 years later the court lists are still routinely populated by long running

A Sad Fact - Increase to Claims Under Inhertitance Act For Dependants

It is a sad fact that the increase in unexpected deaths during the course of the last few months will almost inevitably lead to an increase in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and