Inheritance and Will Disputes
Whether you are challenging the estate of a friend or relative, or responding to a claim brought by somebody else we can guide you through the process. We will advise you objectively as to your position and, in the first instance, attempt to negotiate or mediate a settlement which is acceptable to both parties. If it is not possible to reach agreement it may be necessary to take or defend court proceedings which can be a lengthy and expensive process.
At Wollens we offer a nationally-recognised service from our team drawing on years of experience of advising on every aspect of Inheritance and Will disputes. We offer pragmatic and commercially-astute advice and have extensive experience in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Our specialist team provides expert advice and guidance on a range of estate and probate disputes including challenges to wills, Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 claims, executor/beneficiary disputes and trust disputes.
Our team includes members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
Recent examples of cases:
We were instructed by a disinherited spouse (wife) in an Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 claim regarding a £300m estate.
Instructed by a beneficiary to (successfully) obtain a section 50 Administration of Justice Act 1985 order removing an executor due to historic conduct towards our client.
We were instructed by a claimant in challenging the validity of a will on the basis of undue influence, pleading proprietary estoppel in the alternative.
Instructed by beneficiary defendant in a farming family dispute involving multi-faceted claims relating to trusts, estoppel and restitution