Perhaps unsurprisingly, Mrs Wooldridge, who inherited substantially under her late husband's will, has failed to secure an additional £3.75 million under a 1975 Act application. This case illustrates the need for a spouse to show that the provision made for them by the deceased is insufficient to meet their needs.
He left behind a gross fortune of around £10 million including £4.25million Glanfield Manor in Windlesham, Surrey, which he left to his widow Thandi. She also inherited other assets worth £1.6 million, but went to court looking for £3.75 million more from her husband’s estate, made up of £372,000 a year to cover her expenses and maintain her jet-setting lifestyle. However Judge Karen Walden-Smith, sitting at the Central London Family Court, today threw out the claim, saying: "Thandi has enough. "Thandi has not established, in my judgment, that the will fails to provide her with sufficient financial provision to meet her needs.”