Considers the legal position of a minor residing in England who inherits property or debts in another country which would automatically vest the property in the minor.

Examines the inheritance law for immoveable property, the rules determining the applicable law, key jurisdictional questions, the approach of EU case law, and English policy under the Children Act 1989. Details the appropriate order in the UK and the application process involved.

Richard Frimston, Gareth Ledsham and Hannah Mantle appear in Lawtel discussing overseas inheritance.

Minors in England with overseas inheritance is available to read on the Lawtel website via subscription. 

Richard Frimston is a consultant in the private client team. He advises clients in relation to their estate planning, wills, probate and tax planning issues and offers Notary Public services. Areas of expertise include cross-border estates and international private law issues.

Gareth Ledsham is a partner in the trust and estate disputes team. He advises on the resolution of all manner of conflicts that may arise out of trusts or the estate of a deceased person. 

Hannah Mantle is a senior associate in the trust and estates disputes team, acting on a wide range of matters, divided almost equally between work for claimants and defendants.