The appellant (Richard) had successfully brought an application for reasonable financial provision from the estate of his late father. This had been initially expressed as a family provision and proprietary estoppel claim for some 50% of the deceased’s estate. The proprietary estoppel claim was dropped but the level of provision claimed under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 remained unaltered.
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Anthony Trace QC and Laurie Scher (Maitland Chambers, 7 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3SZ, tel 020 7406 1200, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) instructed by Kelsall & Company (Richmond Place, 125 Boughton, Chester CH3 5BH, tel 01244 320610) for the appellant.
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