Disputed Wills and Trusts
Sometimes a delicate touch is needed.
Handling disputes with sensitivity and expertise.
The death of a friend or family member is a difficult time. It can lead to long-running family disputes coming to a head. Sometimes the deceased’s will is not what you were expecting and you may want to challenge it or if you are an executor you may need to defend a challenge from a relative.
These cases require great care and expertise to resolve. With our extensive experience we are able to quickly grasp the issues and give you specialist, practical and cost effective advice.
We handle cases in a robust yet emotionally sensitive manner to ensure we secure the best possible outcome for you.
We aim to resolve cases quickly. We find mediation is often the best way to resolve these disputes, whilst also allowing the parties to discuss and overcome their own personal issues with each other. If Court proceedings prove inevitable or are preferred we have a proven track record of winning at trial.
We are here to guide you every step of the way and relieve as much of the stress from you as we can during this difficult time.
We work on fixed fees agreed in advance or on hourly rates if you prefer. In appropriate cases we will offer Conditional Fee Agreements (no win no fee).
We are always happy to talk on an initial no obligation and informal basis so please feel free to telephone one of the team.
We have particular expertise in the following areas:
- Wills and probate disputes
- Inheritance Act claims
- Trust disputes
- Disputes arising out of lifetime transactions
- Challenging and defending the validity of a will
- Claims against trustees
- Executor and administrator disputes
- Removal of executors and trustees
- Contested Court of Protection
- Statutory wills
- Broken promises – proprietary estoppel and constructive trusts
- Mutual wills
- Financial abuse
- Negligent will writing, including delay and disappointed beneficiary claims
- Burial and ashes disputes