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Case update: Hirachand v Hirachand [2021] EWCA Civ 1498

Join Kate Selway KC and Sophia Rogers at 11:00 am on Tuesday 26 October for a discussion of the decision in Hirachand v Hirachand [2021] EWCA Civ 1498, which was handed down this morning by the Court of Appeal.

Sophia Rogers acted for the successful respondent in this landmark case regarding CFA funding in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

The judgment is of major significance to private client solicitors and confirms that the court may, in its discretion, make provision for a party’s CFA success fees as part of an award under the Inheritance Act. It also addresses the requirement for adjustments to be made for debarred parties at hearings; distinguishing between debarred parties permitted only to ‘attend’ a hearing and ‘participating’ parties.

A copy of the judgment is available here.

Please click here to register for our webinar on Zoom and hear Kate in conversation with Sophia about the key issues in this important case.

Please email if you have any questions.