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Will, Contentious Probate & Inheritance Disputes

Specialist solicitors in our Dispute Resolution team, based in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, can help if you are faced with a dispute, including contesting a Will, inheritance claims for reasonable financial provision from an estate, and issues where executors and trustees are not dealing with an estate correctly.

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. 

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What We Can Help You With

  • Caveats
  • Challenging a Will
  • Claims against executors & trustees
  • Claims for the rectification of a Will
  • Constructive trusts
  • Disappointed beneficiary claims
  • Disputes regarding burial and ashes
  • Disputes regarding lifetime gifts
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Issues concerning the interpretation of a Will
  • Issues concerning the validity of a Will
  • Joint ownership issues
  • Legacy disputes
  • Mutual Will cases
  • Proprietary estoppel cases
  • Removal and replacement of personal representatives and trustees
  • Undue influence claims

Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of solicitors advising individuals on Will, contentious probate and inheritance disputes, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to your needs and aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

OUTSTANDING CLIENT CARE

You can be reassured that in our recent annual survey, 99% of clients said that they would recommend our firm to others, while 100% rated their experience as either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Having advised individuals in relation to personal dispute resolution and litigation matters for many decades, you can trust in our significant expertise and experience.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

You can rely on our specialist expertise in areas other than probate disputes, ranging from residential property to probate and estate administration, if needed.

Our Wills, Probate and Inheritance Dispute Solicitors

For expert legal advice call our Dispute Resolution team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

Philip D'Arcy

Philip D'Arcy

Consultant Solicitor, Dispute Resolution & Notary Public

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Ed Giles

Ed Giles

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Frances Kyle

Frances Kyle

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Asma Muneer

Asma Muneer

Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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“Blandy & Blandy represents high-net-worth individuals regarding substantial contested estates and multimillion-pound trusts, including at the High Court.”

“You have been wonderful and I cannot thank you enough for your assistance for what has been a very distressful and emotional time for both myself and my family.”

“Thank you. You did a brilliant job and I will be continuing to use you in any legal capacity.”

“We would like to thank you so much for all the work that you put in to resolve this dispute. We were most impressed with the speed of your response to any queries we had and the way you dealt with resolving this matter.”

“I would like to say thank you for your professional help in resolving these problems for me. I did not expect to be getting these results so quickly so I am very pleased.”

“We are all very appreciative of what you have achieved for us; we could not have done it without you.”

Awards & Accreditations

Recommended, Chambers UK

Recommended, Chambers UK

Recommended, The Legal 500

Recommended, The Legal 500

Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019

Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019