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Will, Contentious Probate & Inheritance Disputes

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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.

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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. 

  • 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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Frances Kyle

Frances Kyle

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Asma Muneer

Asma Muneer

Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Adam Chalker

Adam Chalker

Trainee Solicitor

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“Blandy & Blandy is an excellent and reliable firm.”

The Legal 500

“Blandy & Blandy are as steady as a rock.”

Chambers UK

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

The Legal 500

“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.”

Client

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

Client

“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.”

Client

“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.”

Client

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

Client

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