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Ireland: Report on Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965

Law Reform COmmission publishes report on Succession Law under which a child (indluding adult child) can claim that a parent did not mark proper provision in a will for the child

  • Report recommends that the law should be reformed, in particular as it applies to adult children
  • Adult children may continue to bring applications under the law if they prove there has been parental failure to make proper provision for them based on a needs test
  • Report also recommends the reformed law should apply not just to cases where the parent’s will has failed to make proper provision but also where no will was made (intestacy)  

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