These cases can be fraught with emotion and difficulty, especially as loved ones are involved who may have passed on. Therefore, any inheritance disputes are dealt with skilfully, pragmatically and sensitively.
Our dispute resolution and private client teams work very closely together, using their extensive collective experience and applying it to a broad range of disputes, such as;
- Contesting a will;
- Disputes amongst and between the beneficiaries and Executors;
- Undue influence and mental capacity claims;
- Estoppel cases;
- Claims arising under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975; and
- Claims against a professional regarding negligent will drafting or probate handling.
An application under the Inheritance Act can be brought if a spouse, former spouse, child, cohabitee or dependent considers that they have not been left reasonable financial provision in a will or by intestacy. In urgent cases we can obtain injunctions to preserve such assets.
We can represent you if cases are contested through to trial or alternatively we will recommend mediation as a means of obtaining a satisfactory and cost effective settlement.
If you think you might be entitled to bring a claim, then you have six months from the grant of probate to pursue any claim.
Speak to a member of our Dispute Resolution team who will be happy to discuss the matter with you and offer you practical and objective advice, whether you are bringing or contesting a claim.
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