Unfortunately, the death of a person can lead to disputes over his or her Will or estate. Whatever the size of the estate, there is always the possibility of complex, emotional and drawn-out disputes regarding contesting a Will. There might be a challenge to a person’s Will on the basis that he or she lacked capacity at the time he or she made the Will or where a Will hasn’t been made, the laws of intestacy may fail to protect the family of the deceased. Whatever your situation, we are here for you.
Our wills and probate litigation team understand that when a person dies it is an emotive and emotional time for their family members so that we will deal with your case with sympathy and understanding. We also recognise that litigation can be stressful and expensive and therefore our dispute resolution lawyers in Norfolk and London have a wealth of experience in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods. We often find mediation is a successful way to resolve a contested probate dispute.
Disputes we’ve settled
Over the years our experienced Wills and Probate Dispute lawyers have successfully resolved several disagreements, including:
- Challenging the validity of a Will on the grounds of incapacity, undue influence or mistake
- Claims under the Inheritance Act (Provision for Family Members and Dependants Act) 1975
- Intestacy disputes
- Breach of trust claims against executors/trustees
- Funeral arrangements
- Contesting, challenging or defending a Will on any number of grounds
- Individuals inadequately provided for or written out of a Will
- The construction of Wills and trusts
- Applications to remove or substitute executors or trustees
- Pursuing or defending breaches of trust and negligent administration
- Claims for negligently drafted Wills.
Contesting a Will or Inheritance – how do I know if I have a claim?
We offer an initial fixed fee consultation to discuss the validity of contesting a Will or Inheritance dispute to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision before giving us further instructions.
Our Wills and Probate litigation solicitors can help you in disputing or contesting a Will, defending a challenge to a Will, executor disputes and claims against executors. The earlier a dispute can be addressed the quicker and easier it is to diffuse. Our advice is to contact us sooner rather than later.
The team are passionate about educating and raising awareness surrounding the issues of contested probate, therefore we regularly post news updates and practical tips relating to contesting a Will and frequently asked questions: