Bouette v Rose: CA 1 Feb 2000

A mother who had given up work to stay at home and care for her daughter who had been awarded substantial damages for injury, was capable of being dependent upon her daughter when that daughter died. She was accordingly a person who could make a claim against the daughters estate under the Act. The daughter’s resources had contributed substantially to the mothers living expenses, that had not been for valuable consideration, and she had, even if through the Court of Protection, assumed some responsibility for her mother’s upkeep.


Times 01-Feb-2000, Gazette 10-Feb-2000


Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975


England and Wales

Wills and Probate, Damages

Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: scu.78505