Estate caves on doorstep of court – concedes 50% of estate
Published 02 Apr 2013
Author: David Cossalter
We represented a daughter of a deceased who received nothing from the estate. Our client was living in Housing Commission and on a pension. The other beneficiaries were all comfortable and not eligible for the pension.
This was a case that was almost fought to the bitter end with minimal offers being made by the estate and considerable expense going to the prosecution of our client’s rights and bringing the matter to trial.
On the first day of trial, and on the doorsteps of the Court room, the estate finally decided to see reason. Following considerable discussions, we were able to secure our client a 50% share of the net estate plus a significant contribution towards her costs, a contribution which would only see our client pay 10% of the actual solicitor fees incurred.
Our client, with our assistance, was able to hold fast to her position in the face of a defendant who was simply unreasonable. Our client attended the Court being armed with the information and the confidence to appear in Court. This confidence, along with our drive for success, enable us to achieve an exceptional result.
Our client was ecstatic with the fact that she did not have to go inside the Court room and still received the maximum benefit from her claim.