Probate Dispute Solicitors in Reading & Henley-on-Thames
When a person dies, their estate will be dealt with as detailed in their Will, or under the intestacy rules if a Will does not exist.
If you do not believe that a Will expresses an individual’s true wishes, for example because they may have been unduly influenced, or that a Will may be invalid as it wasn’t signed correctly or they lacked capacity, you may have grounds upon which to contest the Will. If you have been left out of a Will or not properly provided for by the Will or intestacy then you may wish to consider a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. You may find our blog article, ‘Contesting a Will - Who can Make a Claim?’ helpful.
Discussing your case
At an initial meeting, a solicitor will listen to your concerns, discuss your options and advise on the strength of your case.
We are highly experienced in pursuing and defending disputes through litigation and in the Courts but also recognise the demands that unresolved disputes can place on you and will work to help you avoid the need for litigation where possible.
Other common issues we assist with include cases where the executors may not be administering the estate as they should; for example not paying out the beneficiaries or providing account, disputes about how a property should be dealt with on the death of an owner, issues around the wording of Wills and disputes between trustees and beneficiaries.
Experienced probate dispute solicitors
Our dedicated Dispute Resolution team is recommended in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, as is our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team, which is acknowledged as one of the the largest and most respected teams in the south of England. Our successful approach is also reflected in the excellent client feedback we continue to receive.
While our offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames are centrally and conveniently located, don’t necessarily limit yourself to firms within your local area. We are experienced in working with our clients remotely and adept at dealing with matters in this way, meaning that you can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care on which our leading reputation is based, however you decide to work with us.