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19th September 2017

A successful week for Hewitsons’ Contentious Trusts and Probate Team.

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Our Contentious Trusts and Probate Team have had a good week, achieving settlement of two claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 at mediations taking place on 11 and 12 September. Both claims were against multi-million pound estates and involved a variety of complex factual and legal issues which the team helped our clients navigate through to reach agreement with the other parties.
In both cases we acted for the Defendants to the claims, namely a private charitable trust in respect of a claim brought by the widow of the Deceased,  and a sibling of an adult child claimant. The team’s specialist knowledge enabled us to minimise the value of the payments to the Claimants for both clients’ benefit. 

At Hewitsons, the Contentious Trusts and Probate Team is committed to helping clients resolve both litigation and potential litigation in the most cost-effective and stress-free way possible. Mediation offers an ideal opportunity to resolve claims against estates at an early stage.  We are alive to the difficulties which these types of claim can pose and we will work with you to achieve a tailored resolution to your case. 

Please contact Lucinda Brown on 01223 532721 or click here to email Lucinda. Alternatively please contact Kate Harris for an early assessment of your situation by clicking here.  We are happy to have an initial, no-obligation discussion.