Alexandra, along with Paul Hewitt act for Mrs Bhusate in her claim for financial provision from her late husband’s estate. In the particular circumstances (summarised in his judgment) Chief Master Marsh ordered that Mrs Bhusate should be allowed to bring her claim more than 25 years after her husband passed away (the previous record of just under six years was set in 1993). In January 2020 the High Court upheld Chief Master Marsh’s decision (the appeal judgment here) meaning Mrs Bhusate’s claim can now proceed. Click here to read our briefing note.
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.
England and Wales, 2017
Associate 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