Acting for the cohabitant of a well known deceased English businessman in relation to a claim by the cohabitant against his estate pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

The estate includes assets in France and England and consideration had to be given to a French will which had effectively failed due to its incompatibility with French forced heirship rules.

The interplay of French and English succession law had to be considered as well as subsequent negligence proceedings against the drafter of the faulty French will.