It would appear that the partner is claiming under the Inheritance (provision for family & Dependents) act 1975.
The best she could hope for, if she didn’t contribute to the house, in my opinion, would be the right to live in the property for life. She wouldn’t get all the equity in it.
However if he left a different property I think the chance of her getting anything else is remote.
I don’t know whether she is bringing this claim herself or whether she has solicitors but I can’t help feeling the solicitors are leading her down the garden path to line their own pockets only to later drop it as having no chance of success.
Nonetheless, you are going to have to deal with it.
I agree with you that she has adequate provision but clearly she has pound signs in her eyes.
It’s not me however that you need to convince. It’s a county court judge, if it gets that far.
Do remember that I can only give you my opinion.
Another lawyer may have a different opinion. Litigation needs at least 2 parties and neither goes to court expecting to lose.
Nonetheless, one of them does, even though they have been told by their respective legal advisers that they have a good chance of success.
If there was a black-and-white answer to every legal problem there would be no need for anything to ever proceed to court.
Thank you for letting me assist you with your legal question. I am glad that I was able to help.
I am not certain whether that answers the question for you or not, but I am happy to answer any specific points arising from this.
It will be my pleasure to help you again either further with this or any future questions you have