Contentious Wills, Estates & Trusts
The death of a loved one, whether they are a friend or a relative, can be an emotional time for all involved.
In these circumstances it can come as a shock to discover that the Last Will and Testament of the deceased does not reflect what was expected or believed to be the case.
Contentious probate cases are often complex and this is why it’s important to seek legal advice that you can trust. We offer sympathetic, practical advice and support that aims to achieve the best outcome for all of our clients.
It can also be extremely upsetting to be faced with a claim by a third party, who are themselves unhappy with the content of the Deceased’s Will or the way it has been administered.
Book a Free Consultation today
Hit the button below to head straight to our calendar tool to book a completely free of charge consultation with our Rosie from our Dispute Resolution Team.
We can help you with:
Challenging a Will
Are you unhappy with how you have been remembered in the Will, or you have been left out of the Will entirely?
We will work closely with you throughout the process to challenge and put forward your case in the strongest possible way.
Defending a challenge to a Will
If the Estate is subject to a challenge and you are either an Executor or a named beneficiary, we can help you to respond to this challenge to protect the Estate and/or your legacy.
We will work closely with you to minimise the costs to the Estate of the challenge and put forward your case in the strongest possible way.
Are you concerned that the Executors are not dealing with the Estate of the Deceased as they should?
Perhaps you feel that matters are taking too long or you are concerned that they may be seeking to benefit from the situation?
The 1975 Inheritance Act
If you are concerned that you are left at a financial disadvantage under the Will, then the Inheritance Act may be able to assist you. There is a time limit of 6 months from the date of Probate to pursue these claims and so it is very important to seek advice early.
Our Contentious Probate Process
Bennett Griffin’s skills, techniques and experience make them better at settling and being quicker/cheaper (need to reword this!)
- Meeting you
We start by meeting with you to understand what you are worried about, and what you would like to achieve.
- Informal mediation
Either face-to-face, or through correspondence, we’ll look to find a quick, agreeable resolution.
We can issue your claim in the County Court or High Court, or Defend a claim bought by another. We will represent you robustly and have built strong working relationships with Barristers who we can instruct to represent you in Court
- Ongoing negotiation
Right up to the 11th hour we will actively seek resolution outside of a Courtroom.
- Meeting you
Arrange a free consultation using the link above, call our Dispute Resolution team on 01903 229999, or complete our contact form below.