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1975 ACT CLAIMS: Dead end

12 May 2017  

Katherine Pymont reflects on the lessons from Roberts v Fresco [2017]

The High Court has held in Roberts v Fresco [2017] that a husband or wife’s right to claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the 1975 Act) does not survive for the benefit of his or her estate.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Re Bramwell (deceased) [1988] 2 FLR 263

    Harb v King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz [2006] WTLR 609

    Letang v Cooper [1964] EWCA Civ 5

    Roberts v Fresco [2017] EWHC 283 (Ch)

    Whytte v Ticehurst (1986) Fam 64