Thakare & ors v Bhusate [2020] EWHC 52 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2020

1. JEEJA THAKARE

2. ULKA PARMAR

3. DR RAVINDRA BHUSATE

4. DR LEKHA HERBERT

V

SHANTABAI KASHINATH BHUSATE

Analysis

A widow brought a claim for reasonable financial provision to be made for her from her late husband’s estate. The claim was brought 25 years and nine months after the six-month time limit mandated by s4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Counsel details

Richard Wilson QC (Serle Court Chambers, 6 New Square Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QS, tel 020 7242 6105, e-mail clerks@serlecourt.co.uk) and Toby Bishop (5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3XT, tel 020 7242 6201, e-mail clerks@5sblaw.com), instructed by Anthony Gold Solicitors (The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN, tel 020 7940 4060, e-mail mail@anthonygold.co.uk) for the appellants.

Penelope Reed QC (5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3XT, tel 020 7242 6201, e-mail clerks@5sblaw.com) and Mark Dubbery (3 Pump Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7AJ, tel 020 7353 0711, e-mail clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com), instructed by Withers LLP (20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AN, tel +852 3711 1600, e-mail enquiries.uk@withersworldwide.com) for the respondent.

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