WILLS AND INHERITANCE DISPUTES
We act for individuals when there are concerns about a person’s inheritance or a trust.
We can provide advice and representation on:
- The validity of a will:
- Mental capacity:
- Undue influence and coercion;
- Forgery and fraud;
- Professional negligence;
- Larke v Nugus requests;
- Reasonable provision / Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Claims against executors/personal representatives
- Removing executors/personal representatives
- Validity of EPAs and LPAs
- Claims against attorneys
- Removing attorneys
- Debt recovery against an estate
- Recovering estate assets including possession applications for properties
We are sensitive to the difficulties that disputes and issues within this area create, particularly after a bereavement and when financial concerns are raised.
We regularly instruct leading barristers, and we work closely with our Family and Private Client teams to ensure that our clients receive a comprehensive service.
We can consider a variety of cost options including agreed fixed fees and CFAs and we’re available to consider whether we can assist you in your matter via an initial free telephone consultation.
Our partner Michael looks at what makes a will and how they work, starting with revocation. Michael specialises in wills and inheritance disputes which means he is well position to explain this area and consider what happen when things go wrong.
The execution of a will, in most circumstances, revokes an earlier one.
A revocation clause, usually found at the start of a will, ensures there can be no doubt that the testator wanted their new will to replace an earlier one.
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