Hirachand v Hirachand [2021] EWCA Civ 1498

Sophia Rogers acted for the successful respondent in Hirachand v Hirachand [2021] EWCA Civ 1498, a landmark Court of Appeal decision regarding CFA funding in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

The judgment 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.

The judgment 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.

Sophia will be discussing the case with Kate Selway QC in a webinar on Tuesday 26 October at 11:00 am. Please click here to register for the webinar via Zoom.