|The period after losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. This period of grieving can be made worse if there is a dispute or uncertainty over a Will or an estate.
Seeking specialist legal advice at an early stage can be vital in trying to resolve matters thereby avoiding costly litigation proceedings and attempting to preserve relationships.
Disputes may arise in a variety of situations where there are:
- Invalid Wills and/or negligent drafting
- Issues of undue influence i.e. being put under pressure to leave items to others
- Issues of lack of mental capacity i.e. not being of sound mind
- Circumstances of fraud or forgery
- Executors failing to properly carry out their duties and deal with the estate
- Rectification of mistakes
- Other issues arising between beneficiaries and executors
Our team has the experience and ability to guide you through the process, whether you are a trustee, executor or beneficiary.
How our solicitors can help you
Our experienced specialist solicitors in this area of law understand that this can be a particularly stressful time and will aim to bring your dispute to a successful and fair conclusion for you.
We treat every claim based on its specific, unique circumstances and ensure that an appropriately tailored approach is taken. We will provide you with a balance of sympathetic yet practical advice in your matter.
The costs involved in taking a claim to court can be high but we regularly use alternative dispute resolution as a means of bringing claims to a successful conclusion whilst minimising costs and risk. Alternative dispute resolution can be a less stressful and emotional way of settling claims. Of course, however, we can take a dispute to court if that is necessary and an appropriate way of bringing a claim to a conclusion.
These are the services we can offer:
Challenges to the validity of a Will or Codicil
Inheritance Act Claims
Broken promises – proprietary estoppel claims
Beneficial interest claims