Losing a loved one is hard enough on many levels, emotionally, practically and financially but this difficult period can be particularly stressful when you or another party contests the will or estate.
A will, trust or estate dispute is increasingly common as family networks become more complex. Contesting a will, whether you are bringing the claim or on the receiving end, is never an easy process and we know how difficult this can be for you and your family.
At Irwin Mitchell, we will fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for you. We’re renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family at this time, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference.
Irwin Mitchell also has considerable expertise in mediation, which can enable disputes to be resolved quickly and sensitively without the need to go to court. Our specialist lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity. Above all, we put you first.
Get Sensitive Advice From Our Specialist Will Disputes Team
There are a number of reasons as to why will disputes arise. The most common reasons are:
If you feel that one of these reasons apply to your case, then you should speak to a specialist solicitor immediately. When you contact Irwin Mitchell, we will give you clear advice about how the law applies in your case.
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.
What You Can Expect When You Choose Irwin Mitchell For Your Will Dispute Case
Our national presence gives us the strength to help clients from across the country to contest a will. We can also help you if you are on the receiving end of a claim. You get the peace of mind of dealing with one of the UK’s most experienced teams. Choose us to handle your claim and you will have direct access to specialists and benefit from:
- Access to a 24 hours 7 days a week legal helpline to deal with your enquiry
- A range of funding options to suit you, including our ‘No Cost to You’ scheme
- Access to specialist Counsel and Mediators
Our 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
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.
Louise Sykes, partner, heads up the team and is a valued member of the ACTAPS committee.
Can We Help?
For specialist and initial free advice on contesting a will or defending yourself against a claim, simply make an online enquiry. Alternatively call us 24 hours 7 days a week to discuss your claim with our legal helpline, in confidence and with no obligation.
* 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.