Government Drops Additional Jurisdictional Gateway for 1975 Act Claimants

On 22 October 2013, during the Lords’ second reading of the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] 2013-14, Lord McNally announced that he intended to table a government backed amendment to the Bill removing a provision allowing individuals who are habitually resident in England and Wales to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, even where the deceased was not domiciled in England and Wales.

We are told the amendment will be brought prior to the Public Bill Committee’s consideration of the Bill.

For a summary of the key provisions of the Bill, see the link below.

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