Penelope Reed QC and Hugh Cumber successful on behalf of charities in Ilott in UK Supreme Court

15 March 2017 – The UK Supreme Court has now given judgment in Ilott v The Blue Cross, in which Penelope Reed QC and Hugh Cumber (instructed by Wilsons LLP) acted for the successful appellants, who were the charity beneficiaries of the will of Melita Jackson. This was the first case under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to be heard by the UK’s highest court.


We will be publishing video commentary on the judgment shortly. You can read the judgment itself here: