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Contentious Trusts and Probate

Contentious Trusts and Probate

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We recognise that inheritance disputes are often complex and emotionally charged. We appreciate that in most cases, your primary objective will be to dispose of the dispute as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Hewitsons have a team of solicitors who are experienced in providing the specialist knowledge required to resolve these disputes at highly competitive rates. The focus of our solicitors is to achieve a negotiated settlement, where possible, in order to minimise costs. We actively promote dispute resolution methods such as mediation and a good deal of the advisory work we do relates to how settlements might be structured so as to avoid costly court proceedings. If settlement discussions are unsuccessful, we have a proven track record of success at trial.

We cover the full range of claims in this area including:

  • Contesting a Will
  • Claims for removal of Executors
  • Claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975
  • Claims for the rectification of Wills based on clerical error or a failure to understand a testator’s instructions
We have a team of approachable, responsive solicitors, all of whom are members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). The team is rated as a top tier firm by the Legal 500 for its work in this area and Lucinda Brown, who heads the team, is recommended by the Chambers & Partners guide 2015 and described as “a very impressive lawyer”. 

As well as inheritance disputes, the team also deal with contentious Court of Protection matters and trust litigation. 

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Key Contacts

Tiffany Benson - Legal Director

Tiffany Benson

Legal Director

01604 463340

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Latest testimonials

"Thank you for all your help; you made everyone in the room feel at ease and comfortable with the proceedings"
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"Without you acting as caralyst we would never have got to the point of agreement"
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"I found the whole process logical and well managed"
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"Congratulations and thanks for a job done so well that no words can express our deep gratitude. Right from the outset since our initial contact until the very end, we found you all to be the most professional, highly experienced and most co-operative team anyone can dream of. Hats off to you all."
Mr D

"We have nothing but praise for the skill and care you have shown and the excellent advice you have given us."
Mrs A



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extremely helpful and accessible at every level
Chambers & Partners 2018

“The technical legal knowledge seems second to none and is allied with the knowhow to maximise this expertise to the client’s benefit.”

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
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"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
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"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
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“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
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"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
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"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
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"Able to understand the key issues and practical concerns."
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