Re Estate of Bhusate (deceased)

Family provision – Time for application. Although the application by the claimant, pursuant to s 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975), had been brought 25 years and 9 months after the 6 month deadline for doing so had expired, she had demonstrated compelling reasons why it was right and proper that the court should exercise its discretion in her favour. Accordingly, the Chancery Division allowed the claimant's application to bring a maintenance claim under the I(PFD)A 1975 s 1(2)(a).

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