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