Losing a loved one is a difficult experience for anybody to go through, but it can be especially hard if you feel that they have not provided for you as you had expected in their Will.

At Attwaters Jameson Hill, our efficient yet sensitive Dispute Resolution team has intimate, first-hand experience of representing clients who believe they have not received the inheritance to which they believed they were entitled. We have also represented many defendant executors who, as trustees of the deceased’s estate, are responsible for acting in the best interests of the Will’s beneficiaries.

Where there are significant wealth and assets involved, however, matters can become infinitely more complex. As specialist private wealth lawyers, many of the Will disputes we deal with involve multiple properties, overseas assets and complex trust structures. And of course, such cases can cause a great deal of upset and anger for beneficiaries who feel they have lost out on significant – and deserved – wealth.

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Dispute Resolution team is here to help.

Our Service Pledge

A Will dispute is a very sensitive and emotional matter that we take very seriously. We make a pledge to all our clients, called our Service Pledge, that we will treat them with respect, deal with their matter proactively and come to the table with solutions with a view to achieving their desired outcome. We want our clients to feel reassured that their matter is as important to us as it is to them.

Our solicitors are well placed to deal with your case sensitively and fairly, all while carefully balancing the needs of the concerned parties.

Why do Will disputes arise?

  • The deceased promised to, or should have, made additional provision for the client in their Will
  • The deceased did not have legal mental capacity when they made the Will
  • The deceased was unduly influenced into making the Will
  • The correct legal formalities were not observed when signing the Will
  • The client believes they were unfairly left out of the Will
  • There are factual errors in the Will
  • The Will has been forged
  • The Will has been lost
  • There have been disputes with or between the Will’s executors

Further insights

To find out more about this complex area of the law, please feel free to download our Guides to Inheritance Claims and Contesting a Will.
Download our Guide to Inheritance Claims
Download our Guide to Contesting a Will

How we can help

If you believe you have a legitimate reason to dispute or contest a Will or Grant of Probate, or you are the executor or personal representative of an estate under challenge, then it is vital to obtain clear, high-quality legal advice from specialist solicitors.

We can help you assess your claim and decide on the most suitable grounds for your appeal. We can also support you in gathering evidence to back up your claim, helping you build the strongest possible case. At all stages, we will act sensitively and with the full understanding of the difficult and emotional circumstances surrounding your case.

Our expert Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Leanne Philp, will be only too happy to guide you through the process. If you would like to find out if you have grounds for a claim, or are looking for support in defending a claim against an estate, then please do email us at disputeresolution@attwaters.co.uk or call 0203 871 0110 to make a fixed-fee appointment.

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