This a case that could have an impact on all sorts of different family situations. If you make a will you expect it to be followed but this landmark ruling has cast doubt on that proposition.
Our family team here at Henmans Freeth can help you look at your will in more detail if you would like to make sure that this can not happen to your estate.
The right of people to leave money and assets to whom they wish in their will has been seriously undermined by a landmark court ruling, lawyers warned. A woman has been awarded £164,000 from her estranged mother’s estate, even though the mother expressly stated in her will that she did not want her child to receive a penny.