Contesting A Will
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things any of us have to go through. The grieving process can be made even more difficult when there is a dispute over a Will.
Whether you feel you have been unfairly left out of a Will, not been adequately provided for, or you are acting as an executor and somebody else is contesting the Will, our specialist team can help.
We have one of the UK’s leading teams of will disputes solicitors. In many cases we can offer “No Win No Fee” arrangements and our telephone hotline is available 24/7.
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24/7 Will Disputes Legal Helpline
We want to make things as convenient and stress-free for you as possible. That's why you can call our legal helpline 24/7 to talk about a will dispute and whether our expert team could help.
Call 0845 604 4895.
No Win No Fee with no financial risk*
You can choose from a range of options to fund your case, including in many cases "No Win No Fee"*.
Our Wills disputes experts will go through your funding choices with you and help you choose the option that suits you best.
We could help you claim under the Inheritance Act if a loved one has died and you believe you haven’t been properly provided for.
For a Will to be valid, it must have been properly executed and meet certain criteria, including that the person making the Will is of sound mind and not subject to outside pressure.
Solicitors or Will writers can make mistakes that mean Wills are invalid or someone is not adequately provided for.
Your Questions Answered
"How long does a claim take?", "Will I have to go to court?" - get answers to these and other common questions.
What Our Clients Think
“I am so very grateful for everything Irwin Mitchell has done to help me, I had such a strong and dedicated team to advise me often going the extra mile and supporting me whenever I needed it."
Our Wills disputes solicitors have helped many clients in situations similar to yours.
Learn how we have helped clients to make successful claims and defend claims being made by others.
Our Will Disputes Solicitors
Learn more about the skills and experience of our Wills disputes team, which is one of the largest in the UK.
Find out what our legal experts have to say about the big issues around Wills disputes.
What You Can Expect When You Choose Us For Your Will Dispute Case
If you are contesting a Will or you are an executor and someone is disputing the Will, you need to know that you have experts on your side. We are one of the UK’s most experienced teams, with solicitors working on nothing but disputed Wills.
Our national office network means we can support clients across the country. We’ll even come to visit you at home if needed.
Choose us to deal with your Will dispute and you will benefit from:
- Access to a 24/7 legal helpline to deal with your enquiry
- A range of funding options to suit you, including our ‘No Win No Fee’ scheme
- Access to specialist Counsel and Mediators
Contesting a Will or defending a claim can be stressful. We’ll always look to make the process as simple and clear as possible for you, offering advice in plain English.
We’ll also try and keep the dispute out of court where possible by using mediators. This is less stressful, less costly and quicker, with most mediated cases being resolved within 6-9 months.
Below, Partner at Irwin Mitchell Adam Draper gives some of the reasons behind Will disputes.
In this video, Louise Sykes talks about some of the myths surrounding Will disputes.
Promises To You
- You will deal with friendly and professional lawyers
- Our team are recognised will, trusts and estate dispute experts, so you will benefit from our expert knowledge of contested wills and estates
- We will always work with your best interests at heart
- We will immediately start to investigate your claim
- You can meet us to discuss your case at a time and place that suits you
- We will give you clear, honest and straightforward advice
Our Recent Cases
Valerie List came to us for help when she was excluded from her mother's Will. We took Valerie's case on a "no win no fee" basis and helped her to successfully contest the Will. Watch this video to find out how we helped Valerie.
George Hogan was awarded fair financial provision after making a claim under the Inheritance Act following the death of his partner. Our expert team were able to settle George’s case out of Court within eight months.
Read the full story here
Read more client stories and discover how we recently helped achieve positive outcomes for cases relating to Will Disputes.
We Are Committed To Helping People
We support and work with a number of organisations on behalf of their members to provide legal guidance on will disputes. You can find out about some of the charities and groups that we support by visiting their websites:
The levels of expertise and support we provide to clients has been recognised with all our senior team becoming members of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists), which requires over 5 years experience of specialising in this area.
Paula Myers, partner, heads up the team and was shortlisted for Contentious Solicitor of the Year in the ACTAPS awards in 2013 and 2014.
* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Support4Disputes insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.