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Sons lose inheritance to legal fees fighting stepmother over legacy

20 th March 2017

Two farmer's sons, Richard and Jonathan Powell, have been criticised by Judge Marc Dight at Central London County Court for being "unreasonable" in their attempt to block their stepmother getting an extra £25,000 in their father's will, and not accepting that their father and stepmother were a devoted couple, ordering them to pay £200,000 in legal fees, their entire inheritance.

Frances Gibb

Times, 18 March 2017, 28. Also reported in Daily Telegraph, 18 March 2017, 12


Subject: Legal advice and funding, Succession

Keywords: Disputes; Fees; Wills