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Testators wishes shunned by the court

In a landmark ruling earlier this year a daughter cut out of her mother’s will has been awarded £164,000 from the will preventing the whole estate of £486,000 from being gifted to animal charities as intended by the mother.
It is feared that the ruling could significantly weaken people’s right to leave money to those they want to inherit it.
The court heard Mrs Ilott, 54, had eloped at the age of 17 with her boyfriend and, as a result, her mother had never forgiven her and did not want her to receive a penny of her estate. It was left to the RSPCA, RSPB and Blue Cross charities.
Mrs Ilott later married her partner. They have five children and the court heard Mrs Ilott planned to use the inheritance to buy their housing association home.
To ensure that your wishes are acted out in a will we strongly advise you to contact us and arrange a meeting so we can expertly set one up for you.