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Wills and Trusts Disputes

When someone close has died, dealing with a dispute in relation to their estate can be difficult and stressful. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with disputes arising from intestacy, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Probate. We will provide you with sensitive but robust support to guide you through this diverse and complex field.

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Our Wills, Probate and Trust dispute specialists work with experts in charities, tax, fraud and asset recovery to ensure we have every angle, whether contentious or non-contentious, covered. 

We can support you in managing challenges to the validity, construction and content of Wills. We will lead or defend claims against an estate, those relating to the negligent drafting/administration of Wills, from the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney as well as where mental capacity and/or undue influence is questioned.

We also act for charities in defending the legacies left to them in Wills.

We can assist you with claims against trustees, those involving the misuse of trust assets or fraudulent activity, challenging the validity of a trust or its administration, including pension trusts.

We will manage applications to the Court of Protection and for court approval in the distribution of complicated estates, as well bringing or defending applications for the removal and/or replacement of trustees, personal representatives, attorneys and deputies.

We act on countless international and cross border disputes involving worldwide assets, offshore trusts and multi-jurisdictional parties and proceedings.

We take a collaborative approach, working closely with our private client and mediation specialists as well as third party, trusted experts both in the UK and overseas.

We understand that each case is highly unique and personal.  Our nationally renowned advice is tailored and decisive.

We are focused on delivering the best results for you and achieving your objectives.