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Contested Probate Claims

Losing a loved one or a member of the family is a very traumatic and upsetting time and the thought of a challenge to the deceased’s will or alternatively making a claim against the deceased estate you would think is the least of your concern.

Contested probate claims and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975 are on the increase and in 2014 increased by 176%.

Having a will drafted by a solicitor reduces the likely challenge over the validity of a will through formality or lack of capacity.

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependant) Act 1975 arise if a will or if no Will was made by the deceased fails to make reasonable financial provision for certain members of the deceased family.

If you have think that you may have a claim or alternatively a claim is being made against the Estate then we can help.

Our dedicated, experienced and sensitive team have an extensive knowledge and expertise in all claims of this nature.

We can help with:

  •  A challenge to a will through lack of formality or lack of capacity.
  • The obtaining of and registration of a Caveat.
  • Application for disclosure to the Court or the Probate Registrar.
  • Issue of Proceedings in the High Court Chancery Division.
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • We also have experience with claims for Proprietary and Promissory Estoppel.
  • Claims under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.


In most cases we are able to conduct claims under a conditional fee basis.

For further information or to speak to one of our experts, please get in touch