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Contested Wills and Trusts

Following bereavement, emotions may run high and regrettably tensions can arise between the deceased’s family and friends.

While the deceased is usually entitled to leave their estate to whom they wish, this can be challenged if the will is invalid or proper provision has not been left for dependents. We are able to assist you with a broad range of disputes in this area of the law.

It is important to obtain advice early on.  The right to challenge a will or intestacy can be lost if there is any unreasonable delay. Prompt action, such as lodging a caveat at the Probate Court, can often prevent the distribution of the deceased's assets pending the resolution of any dispute. 

Whether you are an executor of an estate, a beneficiary under a will or a dependent who has been passed over, we can assist you in bringing and defending probate claims and seeking alternative methods to resolve any dispute. 

We also advise on:

  • claims against executors/administrators
  • requests for information by beneficiaries
  • Breach of Trust claims
CONTACTS
Matthew Knight
Matthew Knight

Head of Civil Litigation

dd: 01722 820931
e: matthew.knight@sampsoncoward.co.uk

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Karen Perugini
Karen Perugini

Head of Wills and Probate

dd: 01722 820939                                                       e: karen.perugini@sampsoncoward.co.uk

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Lisa Clark
Lisa Clark

Solicitor - Litigation and Disputes

dd: 01722 820934                                                     e: lisa.clark@sampsoncoward.co.uk

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Katherine Samuels
Katherine Samuels

Litigation and Disputes

dd: 01722 820938                                                       e: katherinesamuels@sampsoncoward.co.uk

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