Employment Law Discrimination Disability Q&A

Employment Law Discrimination Disability Q&A

What is the definition of a disability for the purposes of employment discrimination? The tribunal set out in Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and...
The Effect of Advance Decisions Q&A

The Effect of Advance Decisions Q&A

What is an Advance Decision? Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 an advance decision to refuse treatment can be made by an adult that has capacity and this can formerly be recorded. The advance decision would take effect when and if the person making the decision...
Increase in Probate Fees under review by the MOJ

Increase in Probate Fees under review by the MOJ

The Ministry of Justice is considering a Fee increase from the current £155 for Solicitor represented applicants and £215 individuals respectively, to a flat fee of £273. The law society takes the view that an increase in Fees is without justification. The Law Society...
Cohabitee common property dispute questions answered

Cohabitee common property dispute questions answered

How do you record what share you have in a property? When parties buy a house together they will sign a transfer form called a TR1. Box 10 of the TR1 contains a Declaration of trust. A property can be held as tenants in common in equal shares, unequal shares or as...
What to do when someone dies ?

What to do when someone dies ?

Registering the death The first thing that should be done when someone dies is that their Death should be registered. For deaths in England and Wales the death should be registered within 5 days of the death. Due to Covid 19 the appointment with the registrar will be...

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What is an Inheritance Act Claim?

In short it is an application made (Pursuant to the Inheritance Act) by a person seeking to be either a beneficiary of a deceased’s estate or a larger beneficiary. It is not a challenge to the validity of the deceased’s will not is it a claim against the estate. It should be viewed as redistribution of the estate between the beneficiaries of the estate under the existing Will or rules of intestacy and the applicant.

An application can be made for various reasons however the most commons scenarios are where insufficient provision has been made for a disabled person or where an unmarried couple have no valid will and the rules of intestacy make no provision for the surging partner.

For more information about Inheritance Claims click the link https://www.clodes-solicitors.com/service/inheritance-act-claims/ or contact Clodes on 02920 765050
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