Contested Wills & Inheritence Disputes

The number of inheritance disputes are increasing. This is primarily being driven by the increasing value of the family home, usually the main asset of an estate.

Our specialist team of solicitors is capable of assisting you with all manner of disputes, including: claims for provisions from an estate under the Inheritance (Provisions for Families and Dependents) Act 1975; challenging the validity of a will and removing executors.

We understand that disputes involving an estate can be emotionally charged and intensely stressful. Often these disputes involve members of the same family. We aim to identify the issues early and encourage mediation and other forms alternative dispute resolution wherever possible. However, if a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved, we will ensure that your rights are protected.

Time is of the essence when you are seeking to challenge a will of bring a claim for provisions from an estate. It is therefore imperative that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss any potential claim you may have.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advising a cohabitee in respect of a claim under the 1975 Act where sufficient financial provisions had not been made for her from the deceased’s estate.
  • Acting for the executor of an estate in a claim brought by the wife of the deceased for provisions from his estate, notwithstanding that the estate was insolvent.
  • Acting for the executors of an estate in a claim brought under the 1975 Act by a cohabitee of the deceased. The matter settled at mediation.
  • Advising the executors of an estate in respect of a challenge to the validity of the will, a claim that the deceased did not have capacity to make the will and a potential claim under the 1975 Act.
  • Advising the son of a deceased on bringing a claim under the 1975 Act after the expiry of the primary limitation period.

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Contested wills & inheritence disputes solicitors

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226-228 Kenton Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 8909 0400
Fax: +44 (0)20 8907 0128

388 Uxbridge Road
Hatch End

Tel: +44 (0)20 8428 2272
Fax: +44 (0)20 8420 1351

25 Manchester Square

Tel: +44 (0)20 7224 0025
Fax: +44 (0)20 7935 6469