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Could you let me know who died first , the lady or gentleman?
Where a person dies without leaving a Will the estate passes down a list of family and relatives that the estate passes to.
The estate of Anne would pass to Dennis under this list. The estate of Dennis , which would now include Anne's estate as part of his estate passes under the rules of intestacy to his sister and the children of his brother.
As such you do not have any legal right to part of the estate.
Sometimes a claim can be made against an estate but the court will only do what they believed the deceased had an intention to do and there must be some evidence of that intention.
To give an example if a grandparent commences paying a grandchild money to support them at college , dies and has left no provision to support the child's studies the court may assume that the deceased would have wanted to support the grand child throughout their studies and make provision from the estate to do so. This does not appear to be the position here
I hope this helps if there are any further points please reply.