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THE 1975 ACT: Discretion to dispose

11 August 2017  

Siân Hodgson considers the differing statuses of spouse and cohabitee in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the 1975 Act) have been reported frequently in the national press recently, particularly the case of Ilott v Mitson [2015] which received wide press coverage after the Supreme Court ruling in relation to claims by adult children.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Ilott v Mitson & ors [2015] WTLR 1399

    Martin v Williams [2017] EWHC 491 (Ch) (to be reported in a future edition of Wills and Trusts Law Reports)