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Inheritance and Probate Disputes

We combine a sensitive and sympathetic approach to inheritance claims and Will disputes with a determined fighting spirit to ensure the best results are achieved. We have a range of funding options available, including No Win – No Fee and deferred fees. We also operate an inheritance claim HELPLINE offering a FREE case assessment. Just call 0808 139 1606 or send brief details to us at [email protected]

Leading inheritance dispute experts

We are one of a few firms in the country to have a dedicated team of lawyers dealing specifically with contested Wills and inheritance claims. We have an excellent track record of success and helping people nationwide.

Don’t delay in seeking legal advice

We know how painful it can be when you lose a loved one, but it’s important not to delay in seeking specialist legal advice when an inheritance dispute arises.

It’s natural to be upset if you discover someone close to you has favoured another family member or friend in their will or has failed to provide you with the financial protection you expected. Although it can be difficult at these times to think about the legal side of things it is important to speak to a specialist lawyer as soon as possible.

Taking early advice may ensure you do not lose the ability to challenge the distribution of the estate or the validity of the Will itself. Strict time limits operate, especially in relation to Inheritance Act claims where court proceedings must be brought within six months of probate. You could therefore lose out if you don’t act quickly.

The benefits of mediation

Judges encourage parties to resolve inheritance claims and Will disputes before they reach the courtroom. We are strong advocates of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. Not only is mediation cheaper and faster than court action, but it also provides a better chance of restoring family relationships.

Funding

We are often able to work on a No Win No Fee basis and will be happy to review the suitability of any potential case free of charge. We can also work on a ‘deferred fees’ basis where payment of the legal costs is deferred until the estate has been administered.

The inheritance dispute services we provide.

lack of mental capacity;
undue influence;
lack of knowledge or approval;
failure to comply with the formalities of executing a will correctly;
revocation by a later will; and
fraud and forgery.

Free case assessment

To find out where you stand and the funding options open to you, call our FREE legal helpline now on 0808 139 1606 or email us for a free case assessment at [email protected]

Naomi Ireson

Partner – Contentious Probate
Naomi’s areas of practice include inheritance claims, challenges to the validity of wills and beneficial interest claims involving estoppel and constructive trusts.

01823 345653
[email protected]

Chris Holten

Solicitor – Contentious Probate
Chris combines two areas of practice, specialising in both Contentious Probate disputes and Estate Administration. This includes Wills, Probate and more.

01823 429605
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Chris Green

Solicitor – Contentious Probate
Chris specialises in all aspects of contentious probate litigation including claims under the Inheritance Act and invalid Will challenges.

01823 345654
 [email protected]