Posted by: RM | November 24, 2009

Intestacy & Family Provision Claims on Death

The Law Commission has recently published its Consultation Paper on this topic: Consultation Paper 191. It can be viewed here. It runs to 190 pages so any kind of comment upon or assessment of its contents is beyond the scope of this blog. However, it is perhaps worth reiterating the importance of the issues which this consultation paper addresses. It considers the intestacy rules which are currently governed predominantly by the Administration of Estates Act 1925. It also addresses provision (or alleged lack thereof) for family members and dependants and the court’s jurisdiction to modify the distribution of a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The Consultation Paper invites views on possible reform of the law governing these issues.


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