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Disputes over estates and inheritance

Legal disputes involving Wills and estates are collectively known as ‘contested probate’ disputes. They’re becoming increasingly common, and it’s not hard to see why.

Ownership of property has become more widespread, and the value of estates has tended to increase. At the same time, family relationships these days have become more complicated. So, these issues are affecting more and more people.

But how do you go about challenging the validity of a Will or the provision it makes for you and your family?

Take advice from seasoned professionals

We can support your challenge by drawing on the broad ranging experience of both our Inheritance and Trust Disputes team, and our Private Client team. This combination of specialist skills gives us what we believe to be a unique ability to deal with disputes of this nature – and the many complexities that are often involved.

Finding sensitive solutions

We fully understand that these disputes can be extremely distressing – often involving close family and friends. With that in mind, wherever possible we encourage parties to negotiate an amicable outcome to avoid any long term rifts.

Recognised for leadership

In one of the leading independent guides, Legal 500, we are recognised in the first tier of law firms in the south west for contentious trust and probate matters. Another leading guide, Chambers, recognises one of our team members as a ‘leading individual’ in private client litigation.

We were also awarded ‘private client & family law team of the year 2013’. So you will have proven expertise on your side to help achieve a successful solution.

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