Claiming Under the Inheritance Act 1975

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Course Overview

Part 1 - Who Can Apply and How Does the Court Determine Eligibility?

Delivered by experienced lecturer Safda Mahmood, this bite-size recorded webinar will consider contentious claims under the 1975 Act. Particular consideration will be given to who can apply, the criteria involved and domicile. In addition, viewers will receive guidance on the procedure involved and the pitfalls to watch out for.

Part 2 - What effect do Letters of Wishes Have?

This bite size recorded webinar, delivered by experienced lecturer Safda Mahmood, will discuss claims under the 1975 Act; particular consideration will be given to the Court of Appeal decision in Illott v the Blue Cross and others 2015 EWCA Civ 797 and the impact of this case in relation to advising testators, family members and the claimant.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch x2 20 minute recorded webinars, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 1 - 2 CPD points (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be able to recognise contentious claims and know how to handle them successfully
    • Be familiar with how the court determines eligibility in respect of claims under the Inheritance Act 1975
    • Be familiar with the key developments surrounding claims by adult children
    • Have considered important case law in this area including Illott v the Blue Cross and others 2015 and the impact which this decision has had on private client practice
    • Feel confident when advising people regarding claims under the Inheritance Act 1975 and the effect of letters of wishes in particular

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • part 1
  • part 2


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