Will, Contentious Probate & Inheritance Dispute Solicitors and Legal Advice in Reading & Henley-on-Thames
When a person dies, their estate will be dealt with as detailed in their Will, or under the rules of intestacy 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
If you are faced with a dispute, we recognise that the situation can often be be complex as well as challenging, in a number of ways.
We believe that it is important to address things early on, before matters escalate further. At an initial meeting, in person or remotely, a solicitor in our dedicated Dispute Resolution Law team will listen and help to assess your situation, advise on the strength of your case and discuss your options, to help achieve the best possible outcome for you. Our solicitors will always provide clear and up to date information on the anticipated timescales and costs and help to carefully manage both aspects on your behalf.
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 can 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 Dispute Resolution solicitors
Our 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 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 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.