Interim order obtained in Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 proceedings

Curzon Green were successful in obtaining a substantial interim order for their clients in complex proceedings pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Our clients (a mother and teenage son) were left in very difficult financial circumstances following the sudden death of the household’s main breadwinner. The deceased left an old will that he had made years before meeting our clients, with the result that there was no provision for them from his substantial estate.

Acting on the basis of a conditional fee agreement in complex proceedings involving seven parties, our solicitors issued an urgent application for an interim order under the 1975 Act. In negotiations shortly before the hearing, we were able to agree the terms of an interim order whereby our clients will receive an initial five-figure lump sum payment, followed by regular monthly payments and another lump sum payment after one year. The parties have also agreed a stay of proceedings to allow for further settlement discussions to take place.

The claim is ongoing and further specifics cannot be disclosed due to confidentiality.

Our solicitors are experienced in dealing with Inheritance Act claims covering a wide range of scenarios. Further information can be found here.