Will Disputes and Contentious Probate

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things any of us have to go through. The grieving process can be made even more difficult when there is a dispute over the will 

We advise many clients about making a will. Unfortunately, some people die without seeking advice from a solicitor and do not make a will or do not keep it up to date to reflect changes in their lives.

Whether you feel you have been unfairly left out of a Will, not been adequately provided for, or you are acting as an executor and somebody else is contesting the Will, our specialist solicitors can help.

Will disputes can be both legally complex and emotionally draining. We can provide expert advice to beneficiaries, potential beneficiaries and executors in relation to disputes. Examples of the types of dispute we regularly advise on include:

  • whether the person making a will had the necessary testamentary capacity;
  • whether the will made adequate provision for beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries;
  • claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
  • concerns that there has been undue influence or coercion;
  • whether the will or a signature been forged;
  • whether the will been executed correctly;
  • the interpretation of the terms of a will or trusts;
  • disputes between beneficiaries and executors/trustees;
  • applications to remove or substitute executors or trustees;
  • errors in the drafting of a will;
  • incorrect administration and distribution of estate.


 Contact us

Our team of specialist solicitors will be happy to discuss your case, whetehr you are a beneficiary or executor, and give you advice about the merits of your case. We can meet you in our offices in Newcastle or South Shields. We can also give you advice by telephone, email or Skype, wherever you are.

Give us a call today to discuss your case on 0191 243 8147.