Author Archives: CMA Solicitors

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Pension freedoms and divorce

Over a year has passed since the introduction of ‘pension freedoms’ contained in the Taxation of Pensions Act 2014. The ability of the public to treat certain pension schemes as akin to bank accounts raises significant issues for parties who are either going through divorce, or are contemplating divorce. Perhaps the biggest impact of the […]

A Stranger to Charity? The case of Ilot v Mitson

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 gives the court the power to make orders where the deceased individual failed to make reasonable financial provision to a dependant upon their death. Claims under the Inheritance Act are often made by children of the deceased, or by surviving spouses. In deciding the outcome of […]