Categories of claimants in England & Wales:
The law enables inheritance claims to be made in England and Wales by people connected to the deceased who did not receive "reasonable financial provision" from the estate of the deceased via a will or intestacy.
These laws only apply if the deceased was domiciled in England and Wales when they died.
In order to make an inheritance claim, you need to have had a particular relationship with the deceased. Some examples of the types of relationships with the deceased that the courts may recognise are:
You must also establish that the deceased had a responsibility to provide for you, and that they failed to adequately do so upon their death.
Can I qualify if I'm not on the list?
You may think that there is no way you can qualify, but it is possible that your circumstances may entitle you to claim even if you are not specifically mentioned on the list. ICL can determine this for you for free and suggest the best way to proceed.
When must I submit my claim?
Inheritance claims in England must be made within six months of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. You may be able to commence a late application. Ask us at ICL if this applies to you.
Please complete the form below to see if you can make a claim. We will contact you or you can email or phone us at a time convenient to you.