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. Enquiry Form
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