National law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced 80 promotions across the country to a newly created Senior Associate role.
The appeal arises out of a claim for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act (“the Act”), brought against the estate of Mrs Jackson by her daughter, Mrs Ilott. Mrs Ilott and her mother had been estranged for the majority of the 26 years preceding Mrs Jackson’s death in 2004. The estrangement began when Mrs Ilott left home at 17 to live with her now husband, with whom she has five children. Since that time Mrs Ilott has lived independently of her mother but in straitened financial circumstances. Mrs Ilott and her family received a number of benefits, with a net annual income of around £20,000.
The Supreme Court is set to hand down its Judgment in a landmark appeal on Wednesday (15 March 2017) which specialist will dispute lawyers say could change the law for adult children seeking to challenge their parent’s wills if they don’t believe they have been left a reasonable provision.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has today (24/02/2017) confirmed it will go ahead with plans to substantially increase probate* fees which will see people inheriting an estate worth more than £2m pay charges of £20,000 – despite lawyers warning that this could put older people at risk of unnecessary financial pressures.
A man with terminal motor neurone disease is bringing a judicial review which could result in a change to the law on assisted dying to allow terminally ill adults who meet strict criteria to make their own decisions about ending their lives.