The recent case which saw Mrs Ilot being awarded one third of her estranged mother's estate has caused quite a lot of consternation n the legal profession. Is it now time to rethink the issue of forced heirship rules in the UK?
Sometimes children have been estranged from their families. There may have been a row or a schism. On the other hand, relatives often claim the deceased has been taken advantage of while elderly and confused by unscrupulous interlopers.On other occasions, it's a mystery