Melita Jackson left her almost £500k estate to animal charities when she died in 2004.
After an 8 year legal battle, her daughter Heather Llott successfully challenged her mother’s will and was awarded £164k, as her mother had not made reasonable provision for her in the will.
The Judges said that Mrs Jackson had unreasonably excluded her daughter from her will and indicated that the fact that Mrs Jackson had little connection to the charities had played a part in their decision.
It is understood that the Charities are giving careful consideration to the Judgment before deciding on an Appeal to the Supreme Court.
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