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."