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Legal disputes can quickly drain your financial and emotional reserves and are something which no one wants to find themselves embroiled in. However when a dispute occurs our experienced dispute resolution team can help. It is a team you can rely on to protect your interests and to provide sound legal and tactical advice.

Where necessary we will vigorously protect your interests through court proceedings. Given the cost and stress such proceedings can generate we view them, however,  as a last resort and will always use our skills to try and settle disputes by negotiation and by alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. 

Experience and expertise

We understand that the cost of a legal dispute and how it can be funded is an obvious concern, as is understanding the dispute resolution process.

Drawing on years of experience, we will provide at the outset of your case clear guidance on the anticipated cost. We will also discuss with you how you may be able to fund that cost (for example from your private funds or by insurance, conditional fee arrangements and so on).

We will also tell you how long it might take to resolve your case and the steps that are likely to be involved.  Throughout the process, regular updates will be provided to keep you fully informed as to progress and as to the costs being incurred.

Whether you're facing an unjustified claim or trying to enforce your own rights, we are here to help you  protect your interests.

Contentious Trust and Probate Law

A contentious Trust or Probate or a Disputed Will is a dispute involving inheritance or the validity of a Will or Trust deed. If you’ve been left out or you think the document is wrong in some way, you can contest it but it can be a complicated process and it’s a good idea to seek legal advice to guide you and help you to make the right decisions.

We have expertise and experience in advising on disputes surrounding the circumstances in which Wills 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 a disputed Will may be capable of being challenged.

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.


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Last updated: 21 October 2020

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