Ilott v Mitson and Others: FD 3 Mar 2014

The claimant sought to appeal against a decision on quantum made under the 1975 Act. The court had awarded her pounds 50k in capital by way of maintenance from her mother’s estate, where the mother had left the estate to animal charities. She had been estranged from her mother for many years.
Held: The appeal by the charities failed.


Parker J


[2015] 1 FLR 291, [2014] EWHC 542 (Fam)




Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975


England and Wales


See AlsoIlott v Mitson and Others CA 31-Mar-2011
The claimant, the estranged adult daughter of the deceased, had claimed under the 1975 Act. The judge made an order for payment of pounds 50,000 by way of capitalisation of maintenance. The claimant appealed saying she should have received more, and . .

Cited by:

Appeal FromIlott v Mitson and Others CA 27-Jul-2015
The claimant was the adult and long estranged daughter of her now deceased mother. The mother’s will left the estate entirely to animal charities. The daughter sought reasonable provision under the 1975 Act.
Held: The claimant’s appeal . .
At First InstanceIlott v The Blue Cross and Others SC 15-Mar-2017
What is reasonable provision for daughter?
The deceased had left her estate in her will to several animal charities. The claimant, her daughter, had been estranged from her mother for many years, and sought reasonable provision from her estate under the 1975 Act. The district judge had . .
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Wills and Probate

Updated: 30 June 2022; Ref: scu.521976