The granddaughter (Lynsey Delaforte) of the deceased (Joan Flood) in this case was awarded £110,000 from her grandmother's estate, after proving that she had given up her own career to provide her grandmother with 24-hour live-in care for seven years.
The basis of the granddaughter's claim was that she was a person being wholly or partly maintained by the deceased under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 .
The deceased's son objected to his niece's claim on the basis that his niece had been paid for her services under a contractual relationship and was not a dependent.
"That is not a reward for her plainly meritorious conduct in caring devotedly for her grandmother," said the Judge. "It simply represents reasonable financial provision for her maintenance."
A ballet dancer who gave up her promising career to provide 24-hour care to her dementia-stricken grandmother has won a share of her £650,000 estate.