Dispute Resolution

Probates, Wills, and Estates Disputes

Whether you’re contesting a will or defending a will claim, our expert team of solicitors can help.

We have a dedicated team of solicitors that specialises in the handling a wide range of complex disputes related to Probates, Wills, and Estates. With a track record of successful outcomes, we provide steadfast support to clients navigating these intricate legal matters.

What is Contentious Probate?

Contentious Probate refers to disputes and challenges arising from the administration of a deceased person's estate, particularly in situations where conflicts arise over the validity of a Will or the distribution of assets. If you find yourself excluded from a Will, receive less than anticipated, or believe there are issues with the Will’s validity you may have grounds to contest it. These disputes can be emotionally taxing, and our team is here to guide you through every step of the process.

Areas We Cover:

  1. Contentious Probate: We handle disputes related to the execution and validity of wills, whether you are seeking to uphold the Will or wishing to challenge it.
  2. Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, whereby you may be seeking to challenge the provision made for you from an Estate following a death- or alternatively you may need to defend such a claim brought by someone else.
  3. Executor/Trustee Disputes: Resolving conflicts that may arise between executors, trustees, and beneficiaries of Wills and Trusts.
  4. Beneficiary Claims: Protecting the rights and interests of beneficiaries, ensuring they receive their rightful inheritance.
  5. Estoppel Claims: Navigating cases where legal claims arise from assurances or promises made regarding inheritance or property rights.
  6. Beneficial Interest Disputes in Property: Addressing disputes related to property ownership, occupancy, and distribution of assets.

How We Can Help:

Navigating disputes in Probates, Wills, Trusts and Estates can be challenging, emotionally draining, and legally complex. Our team consists of experienced solicitors, some of whom are proud members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), and can help you by offering:

  • Strategic Guidance: We'll develop a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to your unique situation.
  • Mediation and Negotiation: We aim to resolve disputes amicably when possible, but we are prepared to litigate aggressively when needed.
  • Legal Advocacy: Our solicitors are dedicated to protecting your interests in and out of the courtroom.
  • Peace of Mind: We understand the emotional toll these disputes can take, and we are here to provide support and reassurance throughout the process.

Call us on 0208 290 0440 to speak to one of the Contentious Probate team, or fill out the online form to have someone call you back.

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