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Unreasonable Financial Provision?

Posted by on February 22nd 2016 in Contentious Probate

Unreasonable Financial Provision?

Claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 always have a high human interest factor and none more so when they are both high-profile and high-value, such as the claim by Thandi Wooldridge against the estate of her late husband, building tycoon Ian Wooldridge. 

Mr Wooldridge died in a helicopter crash in 2010, reportedly leaving an estate valued at £10 million.  Out of this, Mrs Wooldridge received the family home of Glanfield Manor in Surrey (valued at £4.25 million) and other assets valued at around £1.6 million. 

However, Mrs Wooldridge then made a claim for a further £3.75...

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