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Contentious Probate

What is contentious probate?

It’s not unusual to have several generations of the same family working a farm and so if the senior member of the family has not left clear instructions about who gets what after their death, then there is enormous potential for things to become contentious.

Contentious probate relates to disputes which can occur during the administration of an estate after someone has passed away. This could include disagreements regarding an interpretation of a Will, the estimated value of their assets, or reaching agreements between beneficiaries (or executors) who don’t see eye-to-eye.

Even the most watertight Will can sometimes be disputed, this not only disrupts the day to day farming operations but is also very destructive of family relations. If you are an executor or due to benefit under a Will and you are experiencing difficulties, we can help. Our dispute resolution and private client teams will let you know where you stand and help you to resolve disputes quickly and sympathetically.

Our services include:

  • Removing executors
  • Executors and trustees in breach of their duties
  • Defending claims by beneficiaries
  • Disputed powers of attorney
  • Disputed Wills based on allegations of fraud, mental capacity, and undue influence
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Meet the team

Maeve England
Maeve England
Partner
David Hill
David Hill
Partner
Anne-Marie Worth
Anne-Marie Worth
Solicitor
John Osman
John Osman
Senior Associate Solicitor