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.

Related Services

we have a wealth of experience with a wide range of trusts

our dedicated team will deal with the administration efficiently and sympathetically

Talk to us

Contact us by telephone on 01460 279279 or click the button if you would like to enquire about a particular matter without obligation.

Latest News

Rosanna and Karen promotion
Karen Mace and Rosanna Derryman promoted to Associates

We’re delighted to announce that Rosanna Derryman from our Wills and Probate Team and Karen Mace from our Property Team have been promoted to the position of Associate. Both are long-standing members of staff who provide outstanding levels of service to their clients for whom they are always willing to “go the extra mile”! We managed to drag them away from work just long enough to have their photo taken with Sarah Warren, head of our Property Team! Congratulations to them both!

Charles promotion
Charles Aslett promoted to Head of Residential Property

We’re delighted to announce that Charles Aslett has been promoted to Head of Residential Property at Stokes Partners. Charles joined us in 2020 and has worked extraordinarily hard to support his team and our clients through the pandemic and the Stamp Duty “holiday” periods. We are sure that the team will go from strength to strength under his leadership. Charles is pictured with Sarah Warren, Head of Property and Joanne Butler, Operations Partner.

Will Writing
The fundamentals of wills: Revocation

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.