Contested Probate

We are able to act for clients who wish to challenge the validity of a will or feel adequate provision has not been made for them. We can also defend such claims.

We see many types of claims.

Challenging validity of will

There are many grounds that can be relied upon such as –

  1. The will is not sufficiently clear
  2. The will have not been executed correctly
  3. The will is a forgery or fraud
  4. The testator did not have mental capacity to make a will.

Under s50 of the Administration of Justice Act, an executor can be removed if they are not acting in the best interests of the estate such as delaying or removing monies themselves.

If you are made a promise and have relied upon that promise to your detriment a claim can be made.

If you have been excluded from a will or what has been provided to you is inadequate, a claim can be brought under the Inheritance Act.

Most cases settle in the pre action stage or at mediation. If agreement is not reached a claim will need to be brought. There are strict time limits for certain claims.

We are able to advise on all matters and give clear advice as to prospects of success. We will act in the best interests of our client.

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