Supreme Court ruling – Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others explained

15th March 2017

In July 2015 we reported that the Court of Appeal had increased the amount awarded from the estate of a deceased mother in favour of her disinherited estranged daughter. The Supreme Court has now reversed that decision, reverting to the original County Court award. Mrs Ilott was originally successfully awarded …

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Supreme Court ruling – Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others explained

Making a gift of your home

13th April 2016

There are many reasons why people wish to give away their home to another person.  It is crucial that the benefits, risks and foreseeable consequences of making the gift are fully understood so that the donor can decide to make the appropriate decision.  It may be that there are more …

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Making a gift of your home
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Inheritance tax and the additional nil-rate band

10th September 2015

The “nil-rate band” (the amount of your estate which is not subject to Inheritance Tax upon death) is due to remain as it is, at £325,000, for the next six years. However, the Government recently introduced the “additional nil-rate band” which is due to come in to force in 2017. …

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Inheritance tax and the additional nil-rate band

Brussels IV: a solution to inheriting foreign property?

12th August 2015

At present, an international Estate (one where assets are situated in more than one country) can be governed by several countries’ private international law rules. Estates are often dealt with in a piecemeal basis between jurisdictions where issues of domicile, residence and nationality overlap. This can be a costly and …

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Raveet Phull

Can your Will be ignored? Landmark ruling explained

29th July 2015

Private client solicitor Raveet Phull explains the implications of a potential landmark ruling in the Court of Appeal that has seen a daughter (Heather Illot) rejected by her mother (Melita Jackson) win an inheritance dispute case. The Court of Appeal, in Ilott v Mitson & Ors [2015], has overturned the …

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Can your Will be ignored? Landmark ruling explained