Contentious Trust, Probate and Inheritance Act Claims

Dispute Resolution


Dispute Resolution :

Disputed Wills and Inheritance Claims

If the death of a close relative or partner results in a family conflict you need a legal expert who will deal with the case practically, cost effectively but above all sympathetically. With many years experience of acting for claimants and defendants, beneficiaries and executors, administrators and trustees we have a well rounded view of these disputes.

We understand that inheritance or will and trust disputes between family members can become both bitterly fought and expensive. As a result we always try to resolve disputes  ‘out of court’ by negotiation, joint settlement meetings or mediation if that is in your best interests.  Our team includes an experienced ADR Group Accredited Mediator and a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

We deal with all types of disputes including:

  • applications for reasonable financial provision under  the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • challenges to the validity of wills, claims for rectification or disputes about the correct interpretation of wills or trusts
  • claims against trustees for breach of trust or  applications to remove or replace trustees or personal representatives
  • the recovery of lifetime gifts made as a result of ‘undue influence’
  • claims for equitable relief in relation to trusts and otherwise
  • disputes in relation to the administration of an estate
  • applications to the Court of Protection in respect of attorneyships or deputyships.

To speak to a specialist litigation solicitor about resolving your will, inheritance or trust dispute  contact us now by calling, emailing or requesting a call back from one of our specialist dispute resolution lawyers.

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