We understand that contentious trusts and probate disputes involve sensitive and sometimes complicated family dynamics. We know that such matters are more than simple financial claims. We have experience of handling these claims and, where possible, try to resolve matters quickly through negotiation or mediation, but we will actively pursue your matter to trial if that is what is needed.
We deal with these often sensitive claims with compassion whilst always maintaining the objectivity required to bring the dispute to a satisfactory resolution.
Disputes regarding family and inherited wealth are increasing in number, perhaps this is the product of more complicated family structures and in the main, more valuable estates.
Perhaps you want to contest the validity of a will, claim maintenance
from an estate, or have a grievance about the way an estate has or is
being administered, or maybe you are having a problem with some trustees
– we can assist you in resolving your dispute.
Some more frequently encountered situations we have been asked to represent clients include:
Every case is unique and we are able to agree a strategy and approach with you that will meet your needs. We aim to achieve resolution of cases at an early stage through use of the pre-action protocols, negotiation or mediation. However, where that is not possible we manage litigation as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
Inheritance Act claim - for recently bereaved spouse who had been left insufficient provision by his late wife, liaising with executor and numerous beneficiaries
Executor dispute - seeking removal of executors to ensure the smooth application for a Grant of Probate and administration of the estate.
For further information please contact Leanne Wheeler on 01244 230000.