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Who should be named as a defendant to a family provision claim?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/01/2016

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  • Who should be named as a defendant to a family provision claim?

Applications for family provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) are regulated by the provisions of CPR 57. CPR 57.16 states that a claim must be issued in accordance with CPR 8, as modified by sub-sections 3–5.

Neither I(PFD)A 1975, nor CPR 8 nor CPR 57 indicates who should be named as defendants to a claim for family provision. However, it is gen

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