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Battle lines

Mediation can be powerful tool in rebuilding relationships that have broken down over boundary disputes, says Chris Makin

Raising the bar

Radical proposals to raise the small claims threshold and introduce compulsory mediation appear to simplify the system and save parties money, but do they hold up to closer scrutiny? Ben Ashworth investigates

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID JOHN EVANS, DECEASED : sub nom CHRISTINA CATTLE (1) PAUL JOHN EVANS (2) GARETH EVANS

Since the disposition of the estate of an individual who had died intestate did not make reasonable financial provision for his partner, she was entitled to a sum from his estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to allow her to purchase a house. That property would be held on trust for the deceased's sons subject to an interest in his partner's favour entitling her to live there for as long as she wished.

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