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Probate & Estate Administration

Wills, Trusts & Estates Disputes

Managing large estates left by high net worth individuals is inherently complicated and brings with it an increased chance of disputes between beneficiaries. Whether you would like to contest or defend a will, our private wealth solicitors will help to resolve your dispute quickly and sensitively.

Disputes over wills, trusts and estates can make a difficult time even more trying – particularly when there is an extensive legacy to distribute. Claims can be made against a will or estate when:

  • someone feels unfairly left out of a Will or the Will has not made provisions for financial dependants as required by the Inheritance Act
  • there are disagreements over the interpretation of the Will
  • the deceased had promised part of their estate to someone them but this promise wasn’t reflected in the Will
  • The Will contains mistakes made by the solicitor or will writer, such as insufficient provision for inheritance tax
  • the executor of the Will has mismanaged the estate
  • a trust has been mismanaged
  • the Will is invalid
  • an original Will has been lost or destroyed
  • there is no Will

Disputes about any of these issues can be time-consuming and acrimonious for the beneficiaries involved. Our specialist lawyers can help you resolve any disputes as quickly and harmoniously as possible whether you are making or defending against a claim.

Our team has resolved some of the country’s most high-profile disputes and are particularly experienced with the unique challenges of multi-jurisdictional wealth management structures, rural property and inheritance tax. We offer a highly personalised service to each and every client so you can be sure that you are getting the very best advice and representation whatever your situation.

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National coverage throughout the UK
Links with prominent law firms around the world

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Ours is the biggest private wealth wills disputes team working outside of London - we have the skills, expertise and staff numbers to cope with complicated cases of all sizes Meet The Team

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Client Testimonials

Viscount Rochdale:“I have worked with Paula’s team over the past 18 months and it has been a real pleasure, both on a professional basis and on a personal basis, which for me when working with professionals over a long period, is crucial. The real benefits of getting experienced professionals who care about what they do and their clients were clearly evident in the team and Paula’s knowledge of case law, the relevant legal processes and her responses were at a higher level… I am delighted with everything that happened and would not hesitate to employ or recommend the team.”

Joy Williams: “I chose IM to represent me on the advice of my sister in law. At that time, I was desolate with grief. The entire experience has seemed like a bad dream. My legal team has held my hand throughout, they have been incredibly patient and understanding…They have become my friends – I will never forget them and their support.”

Our Credentials

A number of our lawyers are qualified with the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Paula Myers and Gavin Faber sit on the local STEP committees. Paula Myers is an elected member of the STEPS SIGS group for contentious trusts.

Our market-leading team has been recognised with top legal awards including:

  • Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015 – Litigation Team of the Year
  • The British Legal Awards 2016 – Private Client Team of the Year
  • Legal Business Awards 2016 – Private Client Team of the Year

Wills & Estates Planning

Having a well-drafted Will can save your family the stress of handling estate disputes when you pass on and ensure that your legacy is maintained exactly according to your wishes.

Our specialist solicitors have a deep knowledge of trust and inheritance tax law and can help you pass on as much of your wealth as possible to provide for the people you care about. We also have extensive expertise with founding charitable trusts for clients with philanthropic ambitions for their estate.

See our Wills & Estates Planning page for more information.

Many of our clients' estates also have an international aspect. For more details on how we can help you manage problems arising from a multi-jurisdictional Will, please see our page on International Trust & Succession Dispute Resolution



Awards & Accreditations

Leading Firm - Chambers & Partners 2017
Private Client Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2017
eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2017
Recommended Firm - Citywealth Leader's List 2016
Leading Firm - Legal 500 2016
Private Client Team of the Year - The British Legal Awards 2016

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