Contentious Wills, Estates and Trusts
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to go through. This situation can then be made worse if a dispute arises in respect of a Will, how the estate is being dealt with or in cases where there is a question as to the deceased’s mental capacity.
Sadly disputes after death can and do arise. If you are faced with that situation our specialist team can advise you on:
- Validity disputes – challenging the validity of a Will; for example were the correct formalities followed? Did the decease understand what was in the Will? Was there any undue influence on the deceased?
- Claims under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants Act – claims by disappointed beneficiaries
- Claims against Personal Representatives – such as breach of trust, actions for removal of personal representatives, actions to obtain an order for the production of accounts
- Claims against professional advisers
As well as guiding you through the Court process in any proceedings we can also advise you on the alternatives available in respect of settlement such as mediation, arbitration or round table meetings.
Our specialist team will deal with your case with honesty, integrity and sensitivity, offering you clear advice on your options, including resolving the issue without Court proceedings where possible.