Dellal v Dellal and others

Family provision – Widow. The claimant brought a claim, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, in respect of the estate of her deceased husband. The defendants sought an order for summary judgment or to strike out the claim. The Family Division held, inter alia, that it would be fundamentally unjust to terminate the application at the present stage before there had been a scrutiny of the underlying documents which would prove conclusively whether the averrals by each of the defendants that there had been no relevant dispositions in their favour were true or false.

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