Contentious Probate

Specialist in resolving disputes arising out of Wills, estate and trusts.

This is an area which requires extensive experience of resolving disputes, pre-action through court, action or mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolutions. Costs will be provided in advance depending on the work, the complexity and necessary skill sets.

• Challenges to the validity of Wills on grounds of lack of testamentary capacity or where the testator lacked knowledge and approval of what they signed.

• Wills being contested where there is an allegation of fraud or undue influence.

• Circumstances where there is an allegation of fraud or undue influence.

• Circumstances where there are several Wills and there is doubt over which is the latest one.

• Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

• Enforcing a promise made by the deceased which was not contained in the
Will and on which a person relied.

• Unprofessional or improper conduct of Executors or Trustees.

• Applications for the removal and/or substitution of Executors or Trustees.

• Claims against professional advisors.

• Breach of Trust claims.

• Trusts and Charity disputes.

• Negligently drafted Wills.

• Disputes involved the Court of Protection.

If you have a member of your family or a friend who is faced with a private dispute, please contact us to find out how we can assist you. You can see our price list here.

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