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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 lawyers can help.

We have one of the UK’s leading teams of Will disputes and contentious probate solicitors. In certain 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

24/7 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.

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No Win No Fee with no financial risk*

No Win No Fee

There are a range of funding options which might be available to fund your case, including in certain cases “No Win No Fee”*.

Our Wills disputes experts will go through the funding choices with you and discuss the options available and the best option which suits your case.

Inheritance Act

Inheritance Act

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.

Invalid Wills

Testamentary capacity

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.

Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

Solicitors or Will writers can make mistakes that mean Wills are invalid or someone is not adequately provided for.

Our Will Disputes Solicitors

Paula Myers

Our experienced team of Will disputes solicitors is one of the largest in the UK and is headed up by national head of contentious probate, Paula Myers.

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."


Client Stories

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.

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What You Can Expect From Our Will Disputes Solicitors

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.

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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. For more information, please visit our page on defending a Will.

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, Gavin Faber, one of our Will dispute experts, talks about how we help clients.

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.

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.

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