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Inheritance Claim: Cohabitee Wins Her Case Against Partner's Estate

Slee Blackwell's Naomi Ireson has been successful in a claim brought on behalf of a cohabitee.

The inheritance claim was made by our client, Mrs M, against the estate of her late partner and cohabitee. Mrs M was

in a relationship with the deceased for over 10 years. The deceased died intestate (without a Will) and his net estate was valued in the region of £175,000. Under the intestacy rules the deceased's son was entitled to receive the entire estate.

The claim was robustly defended by the deceased’s son who insisted that he receive his full entitlement under the rules of intestacy even though his father failed to make financial provision for his long term partner...

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The Testator