25 September 2019 - Article
Alexandra and Paul Hewitt act for Mrs Bhusate in her claim for financial provision from her late husband’s estate. In the particular circumstances (summarised here) in the judgment of Chief Master Marsh) Mrs Bhusate has been allowed to bring her claim more than 25 years after her husband passed away.
In Wells v Chorus Law and Others , Alexandra and Paul Hewitt acted for the successful defendant in the first ‘child of a single parent family’ 1975 Act claim, ensuring that the Judge was not persuaded the claimant was ever part of a family and therefore was not able to bring a claim. Click to read our briefing note on the case.
Alexandra, along with Stephen Richards, acted for the successful claimant in Tish v Olley & Others  EWHC 1069 (Ch), where the judge agreed with their interpretation of the will. Click here to read our briefing note on the case and here for the judgment.
In defending a 1975 Act claim, Alexandra and Steven Kempster negotiated a settlement for their clients, resulting in the claimant abandoning the claim and paying their clients’ cos
England and Wales, 2017
Student Member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
‘Charities – how they should respond to 1975 Act Claims; & Defining persons treated as a child of family: lessons from the Family Division and their application to the single parent family in Wells v Chorus Law’, ACTAPS Annual Seminar – April 2019