In this country there is no forced heirship. Any man or woman has complete freedom not only to make a Will but also to select the persons to benefit from that Will. Consequently, it sometimes happens that persons who may have an expectation of benefitting from a Will are disappointed when they find out after the Testator’s death that they were not named in the Will.
If this has happened to you or if you are disappointed as to the size of the gift made to you under a Will there may be a way of redressing this and, if you fall within one of the prescribed categories of applicants and act with alacrity (as the time period for action is short), our experienced lawyers can advise you as to whether you may have grounds to make an application for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Conversely, we can advise personal representatives and beneficiaries under a Will when served with a Claim Form or faced with the prospect of a claim being made under the Inheritance Act.