Inheritance Claims

“Ian Kennerley is recognized for his courtroom prowess and sharp intellect. Clients commend his tact in dealing with sensitive issues, with one source describing him as "very personable, discrete, and delicate".

Another said: "Ian is an excellent lawyer with a wealth of experience and attention to detail.”

Chambers UK

Inheritance Act claim procedure

Our specialist team has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in advising on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Whilst individuals have a right to choose how their assets should be dealt with on death and who to leave these to, the law also provides a level of protection for dependents.

Inheritance Claims may be made on the death of a parent, a spouse or former spouse, a civil partner or former civil partner, or if a person is considered financially dependent.

We can advise in detail on the criteria that apply in individual cases. Our experience includes the successful representation of the estate, dependents and third parties.

Our team recognises that these cases are particularly sensitive and can involve complex assets and family arrangements. Our in-house counsel Ian Kennerley - recently named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 – can advise at an early stage to avoid court where possible. We will advise you when a court application is required and have successfully obtained costs orders against the other party when appropriate.

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Ian Kennerley
Partner & Barrister-at-Law

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Kim Fellowes
Partner

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Wayne Lynn
Partner

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Margaret Simpson
Consultant

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Gabbie Clasper
Associate

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Matthew Miles
Associate

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Katie Machin
Associate

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Nia Jameson
Associate

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Hannah Craven
Solicitor

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Jennifer McKinney
Legal Assistant

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Eve Bentley
Legal Assistant

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Elliot Anderson
Legal Assistant

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Rebecca McIntyre
Legal Assistant

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Lidia Beqiraj
Legal Assistant

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Lucy Moore
Consultant HR Director

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Joanne Hackett
Financial Controller

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Shelley Jones
PA for Margaret Simpson

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Danielle Clarkson
PA for Ian Kennerley & Wayne Lynn

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Tracy Potter
Legal Secretary

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Toni Dillon
PA for Kim Fellowes

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Libby White
Legal Secretary

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Helen Atkinson
Legal Secretary

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Kendal Iley
Legal Secretary

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Nicola Shewan
Legal Secretary

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Paige Tait
Legal Cashier

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