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Rollits LLP has a long and established reputation for helping individuals and families to manage some of the complex issues that can arise around Wills and Trusts following the death of a loved one or family member.

Although we would always advise that well-drafted Wills, Trust Deeds and other provisions supported by expert advice from our specialist Private Capital lawyers are the best way to avoid uncertainties and disputes following a bereavement, it is inevitable that from time to time clients find themselves having to deal with contentious probate situations and other disputes surrounding Wills and the estates of the deceased.

Experience and expertise

We have expertise and experience in advising on disputes surrounding the circumstances in which Wills and Trusts were made, or perhaps changed, including reviewing the advice and involvement of other solicitors or will-writers, and helping clients to understand whether and how these may be capable of being challenged.

Equally, we advise our Executor clients about how to recognise and understand the issues when such a challenge is made to a Will, how to properly discharge their duties in those circumstances and how to resist or resolve such claims as appropriate.

Our work also includes advising on both sides of disputes under the Inheritance Act - whether on behalf of a spouse, former spouse or offspring of the deceased seeking to claim a greater provision from the estate of the deceased, or on behalf of Executors seeking to deliver the testator’s wishes and oppose unmeritorious claims under the Act.

We work with Trustees and Beneficiaries in disputes over the proper exercise of a Trustee’s powers and responsibilities and in all our contentious work in this field we always strive to keep in mind the proportionality of costs involved and to give the most pragmatic and clear advice to enable clients to pursue the course of action that will deliver the most appropriate outcomes.


  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Disputed Wills
  • Disputed Trusts
  • Estate Administration

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Last updated: 8 February 2021

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