Taylor v Bell and another

Order – Variation. The claimant had applied, under the Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975, for reasonable financial provision out of his deceased father's estate. That application had been compromised and had resulted in a consent order, providing for payments to be made to cover the claimant's university education up to a specified date. The claimant applied to vary the order to extend the funding to cover a post graduate course outside of the specified date. The Chancery Division held that it had been inaccurately anticipated at the time of the order that the claimant would have completed his post-graduate education by a certain date. Taking all factors into account, it was an appropriate case for a variation of the order under s 6 of the Act.

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