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Intestacy and family provision claims on death


Law Commission’s Consultation Paper No 191

Association of HM District Judges – District Judge Julie Exton

It is some 20 years since the intestacy rules were reviewed and considerably longer since the family provision legislation was looked at by the Law Commission. We understand that anecdotal evidence of hardship caused by the present rules and support for reform from the public, practitioners and academics has led to the present review.