Simon Lane considers the impact of the decision in Ilot v Mitson  EWCA Civ 797 and how its significance was misreported in the media yesterday.
By Simon C. Lane
Barrister and Mediator
It is a rare thing for decisions relating to claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to be given widespread coverage in the media, but that is what happened yesterday in relation to the case of Ilott v Mitson  EWCA Civ 797. It is an even rarer thing for these to be reported accurately (which is largely what didn’t happen today in the mainstream media including the BBC).