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Thread #157808   Message #3727110
Posted By: GUEST,DaveRo
30-Jul-15 - 02:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Judge re-writes a dead persons will
Subject: RE: BS: Judge re-writes a dead persons will
GUEST,Peter wrote: Unless I see a full court report I wouldn't even start to form an opinion on this case.
In the link below there is a summary and a link to the full judgement.

LINK A long but interesting read IMO.

This was an appeal court ruling, BTW. A lower court had already ruled that Mrs Ilot was entitled to some money; the appeal changed the amount and ruled why.

One winner is the UK taxpayer who would otherwise pay Mrs Ilot housing benefit to continue renting. I can see why charities particularly are concerned about this: expect some lobbying by them to change the law.