Contested Estates & Will Claims
What We Do
Under the law of England and Wales a person, known as the testator, has the freedom to leave their assets to whomever they please. However, if you feel that a Will fails to make sufficient (or any) provision for you, you may have a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Alternatively, a Will can be challenged on the grounds that it is invalid because:
- The Will has not been correctly signed and witnessed
- The testator lacked the necessary mental capacity;
- The testator lacked knowledge or approval of the contents of their Will;
- The testator was subject to undue influence;
- The Will is forged/fraudulent.
Why Use Us?
If you would like advice on challenging an inheritance, whether an intestacy or Will, our experienced team will be to help you. We always aim to achieve settlement out of court which saves our clients time and costs. We are very experienced in resolving these issues through negotiation. However, if court proceedings are required our contentious probate team have dealt with high profile cases and can help make a difficult time less complicated and stressful.
What Are Our Costs?
We will always discuss our fees at the outset. We provide clear cost estimates and offer competitive fees to ensure you get expert advice and support at exceptional value for money.