A Will in which a mother left the whole of her estate to charities and which didn't leave anything to her estranged daughter looks set to be considered by the Supreme Court following years of litigation.

Last year the Court of appeal made a sizeable award to the daughter, but the charity beneficiaries have been given permission to appeal the value of the award.

This complex case highlights the difficulties that can be faced if  you don't want to leave assets to family members.