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Services / Disputes / Contested Probate

How we can help

We are adept and experienced in all areas of contested probate, including issues of incapacity, undue influence and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

We combine expert knowledge and experience from both our Probate and Litigation teams.

We are listed in the Legal 500 UK 2021 edition as a leading firm for Contested Probate work.

Read more: Court of Appeal rules that property is not held on trust (North v Wilkinson)

Types of dispute

We regularly act for family members, beneficiaries, executors and trustees in will disputes including:

• Undue influence

• Invalid wills

• Lack of capacity to make a will including due to dementia or other illness

• Claims for financial maintenance

Act quickly

It is a complicated area of law with various limits to adhere to.

It is wise to seek expert advice straight away if you need to challenge a will or bring a claim against an estate.

We will advise you on the merit of your case and keep you informed as to the legal costs involved and your funding options.

Resolution

We are committed to working towards a resolution and will recommend alternative methods including mediation, where appropriate.

Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements:

‘This was the first time I have needed to engage the services of a solicitor. I approached Mark Fitch as he was recommended to me by a family member. I found him to be a knowledgeable and approachable professional. On occasions when I attended the office he was helpful and assisted with the contentious issue in a professional manner.’

‘Mark Fitch was friendly and made me feel at ease in his company.’

‘The 'knowledgeable, approachable professional' Mark Fitch, who has 25 years' experience in litigation, has a strong track in complex matters including claims for undue influence and fraudulent calumny.’

If you would like further information about any service, call us on 01603 214220