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A “perennial classic” Inheritance Act claims by Sidney Ross

16th Oct 2018

It is just over a year since the publication of Inheritance Act Claims (Sweet and Maxwell, 2017, 4th Edn), Sidney Ross’ “indispensable guide”, which has been in print in its various forms for a quarter of a century.

It has been favourably received by both Chancery and family practitioners and specific features which have excited particular approval include:

  • A section titled “To do or not to do” of which it is said that it “should help keep practitioners out of trouble with both their clients and their insurers” (TEL & TJ, February 2018) and is “required reading” (Family Matters – Winter 2017).
  • The extensive commentary on the case of Ilott v Mitson
  • Appendix 4 containing the comprehensive questionnaires for completion by personal representatives and prospective claimants
  • Appendix 6 consisting of case summaries of all known cases decided under the 1975 Act including many which are unreported

On a more general level, reviewers have commented on the book’s “charm and easy readability”; its “exceptional value” and that it is “authoritative”, “comprehensive and well researched” and a “must have for any practitioner”.

Book details

Ross on Inheritance Act Claims (4th ed)

Author: Sidney Ross, barrister at Ten Old Square

Published by: Sweet and Maxwell

Publication date: 22 September 2017

ISBN: 9870414060814

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