Join this webinar to understand the implications for probate claims following the Supreme Court judgment in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others (formerly known as Ilott v Mitson ).

This webinar, inclusive to Private Client Section members, will help you deal with challenges to wills brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Originally broadcast on 10 July 2017.

Originally broadcast on 10 July 2017, the session will cover:

  • an overview of the Supreme Court judgment 
  • the key decisions which impact cases going forwards
  • how the case will affect claims of adult children in the future
  • the Supreme Court guidance on appeals
  • how awards will be structured.

Participants will benefit from:

  • a better understanding of how to assess claims under the 1975 act
  • knowing how to advise clients on the law when making their wills
  • an understanding of the guidance of how to conduct claims under the 1975 act.

Speakers: Penny Reed QC and Hugh Cumber

Penelope Reed QC is a member of chambers at 5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, specialising in trusts, wills, contentious probate, family provision claims and tax. She is the co-author of a number of private client books, including A Practical Guide to the Trustee Act 2000 and Inheritance Act Claims . Her notable recent work includes acting for the appellant charities in their successful appeal to the Supreme Court in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others [2017] UKSC 17.

Hugh Cumber joined chambers in 2015 after successfully completing pupillage in chambers from October 2013 to October 2014. He was seconded to the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council for the 2014/15 legal year to act as judicial assistant to Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court. His notable recent work includes supporting Penny Reed QC in acting for the appellant charities in their successful appeal to the Supreme Court in Ilott v The Blue Cross.