Whatever the will or inheritance dispute, we’re all about resolution

    Disputes between family members can be incredibly emotional. We’re here to help you reach meaningful resolutions.

    Contested wills, trusts and estates

    With an ageing population, changes to family arrangements and greater wealth, families are finding it more and more difficult to balance the needs and expectations of their families when it comes to distributing their assets. The result is an increase in inheritance and will disputes. Our specialist lawyers can help.

    Disputes do unfortunately arise and they are often between family members. We understand that this is a very emotional and distressing time and that disputes can be very demanding.

    Whether you are contesting a will, want to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 or have a problem with how the estate is being administered, we will take the time to understand your needs and objectives, tailoring our advice to suit your circumstances.

    We can also help if you are an executor, trustee, personal representative or beneficiary facing a claim about a will, trust or estate.

    With experience in both pursuing claims and defending them, our Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates Team is able to assist you with the dispute, no matter what the issues may be. Whatever position you find yourself in, we are here to help alleviate the pain and resolve issues quickly before they escalate.

    No matter the dispute, our team will take the time to understand the issues and advise you on your options. We will always consider the commercial aspect of any claim and discuss the choices available to you, aside from making a claim in Court. You can read more about these in our alternative dispute resolution (ADR) section.

    How we can help you

    Our lawyers handle all types of will, trust and estate disputes, including:

    Why choose us

    Our Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates Team are experts in this specialist area of law. We have been recognised in the UK’s leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth.

    Our team also has members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), a qualification recognising knowledge and experience.


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    No matter the dispute, our Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates Team will take the time to understand the issues and advise you on your options. 

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    Legal 500 2021

    'For Porter Dodson LLP, Cara Hough stands out as a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual. Cara has provided a service at a continuously high standard.'

    Legal 500 2021

    The solicitor I engaged was understanding and organised. Cara did not send unnecessary emails or letters and ensured that my money was well spent. The outcome was entirely satisfactory and executed as swiftly as possible. I would definitely use Porter Dodson in future.

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    Legal 500 2020

    'Cara Hough is knowledgeable and a competent practitioner who always provides balanced arguments.'

    Legal 500 2020

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