Our team of Contentious Probate Solicitors includes Litigation Solicitors who are Registered Contentious Trust & Probate specialists. For expert legal advice on how to contest a Will, call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us.
Our Contentious Probate Solicitors can help you with disputing or contesting a Will, and can provide immediate legal representation anywhere in England & Wales.
How to Contest or Dispute a Will
Inheritance claims are far broader than simply contesting or disputing a Will because Inheritance Laws give a variety of options depending on the different situations that people find themselves in.
For example, people who want to contest a Will often tell us:
- I'm not mentioned in the Will
- He/She died without having a Will
- I think the Will is invalid
- There are mistakes in the Will
- The lawyer that wrote the Will was negligent
- The person administering the Will is not doing their job properly.
We have experience in acting for disappointed beneficiaries, family members, executors, trustees, personal representatives and administrators on either side of a contentious probate matter.
Due to the nature of contesting a will, we will look to settle claims without having to go to court unless it is absolutely necessary. As an alternative to court, we successfully use various types of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) such as mediation to settle cases at an early stage of a claim to avoid the delay and expense of court proceedings as well as the inherent stress that such proceedings place on individuals.
As in any litigation, we know that the level of costs incurred by all sides involved is of paramount concern to clients. The costs involved in dealing with disputed Wills and other inheritance disputes in the courts can be high. We strive to obtain the best result for our clients in the most cost effective manner. Where appropriate we are able to offer No Win No Fee agreements.
Expert legal advice is just a freephone call away.
To contest a Will call our Contentious Probate Solicitors 24/7 on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
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