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Services / Wills, Tax and Probate / Contested Probate

Contested Probate

Unfortunately, a considerable number of families are thrown into turmoil upon the death of a loved one. Our experienced team can sensitively advise you and help work towards a resolution.

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.

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.


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.

‘We saw Mark Fitch for a Will dispute and he was excellent and succeeded in a favourable outcome for us, for which we will be forever grateful as this was an awful time for us.’

‘Hatch Brenner provided an excellent service. They took the stress and strain out of dealing with my aunt's will. At all times I was confident that I was receiving a fully professional service.’

‘A real professional, top class service. You feel completely at ease knowing all legal angles have been covered. Very friendly staff and extremely good communication throughout the process.’

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