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No contest clauses and the Inheritance (Family and Dependants) Act 1975 – Article by Charles Holbech

In this article, Charles Holbech, provides a practical overview of no contest clauses and their interaction with claims under the Inheritance (Family and Dependants) Act 1975. His article gives an analysis of the key case law to date, including the leading judgment of Nathan v Leonard [2003] 1 WLR 827 and subsequent decisions, both in England and Wales, and overseas. It considers issues such as validity, trigger events and relief from forfeiture, and provides guidance on acting for claimants, claims by estranged adult children, where a no-contest clause might be considered, and the position of executors.

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