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The Financial Times quotes Suzanne Marriott on inheritance disputes

It has been reported that courts in England and Wales have seen an increase in the number of inheritance disputes. When looking at the figures, almost 390 probate disputes were brought before the High Court over the first nine months of 2023, more than double that in the same period in 2016.

It is said that factors such as dementia and the rising value of estates are playing a key role in this rise. 

Suzanne Marriott, Partner and Head of Art & Luxury, provides comment for the Financial Times on the increase in inheritance disputes and reasons why they might occur.

Suzanne comments that there need not be allegations of outright abuse for disputes to arise and factors such as straightforward sibling rivalries can cause inheritance disputes. 

Often there’s no misdemeanour. Litigation starts because people don’t trust each other.

Read the full piece in the Financial Times here (subscription required). 

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