Claims Under The Inheritance Act 1975


Claims under the statute are increasing annually and case law continues to develop particularly, of course, with the recent Supreme Court decision in Ilott v Mitson.

This webinar looks at the statute primarily from the  point of view of the non-contentious practitioner:-

  • The basic framework of the statute and the changes introduced by the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014
  • The way in which the Act impacts on non-contentious practice
  • Recent cases

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar you will be able to:

  • Recognise situations where instructions for a will may give rise to a possible claim and advise appropriately
  • Advise personal representatives on their duties and obligations when a claim is made against an estate
  • Recognise when separate representation is and is not required
  • Recognise the significance to clients of recent decisions



Professor Lesley King of the University of Law is co-author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide; A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning (with Precedents);  A Practitioner’s Guide to Wills; Wills: A Practical Guide and editor of The Probate Practitioner’s Handbook. She is the wills and probate columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and writes and lectures extensively on wills, taxation and related matters.

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