Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Testamentary Freedom in the UK

In the case of Ilott v. The Blue Cross before the UK Supreme Court, a daughter had contested her mother’s will which left her nothing and everything to several charities, invoking the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act. A good summary of the case can be found here.
The UK Supreme Court handed down a judgment March 15. You can watch the judgment summary delivered by Lord Hughes here. The press summary prepared by the court can be found here. The full judgment can be found here. You can even watch the morning and afternoon sessions of the hearing of 12 December.