Martin v Williams [2017] EWHC 491 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017





This was an appeal against a decision of the County Court ([2016] WTLR 1075) to make reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 for Mrs Joy Williams from the estate of her deceased partner Norman Martin. Under the terms of Mr Martin’s last will his entire estate passed to Mrs Maureen Martin, Mr Martin’s wife, from whom he was separated, but to whom he remained married until the date of his death. Mr and Mrs Martin had not divorced but they had made an informal arrangement regarding their separation.

Counsel details

James Weale (instructed by Frydenson & Co.) for the appellant/defendant

Katherine McQuail (instructed by Irwin Mitchell LLP) for the respondent/claimant

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