How much am I entitled to in a will dispute claim?
If you are successful in contesting a will then the terms of any earlier, valid will would usually take effect. If there is no earlier will then the estate is distributed in accordance with rules set out by law, known as the intestacy rules.
As such, the starting point is to determine what you stand to inherit if you are successful in disputing a will.
In many cases it’s also possible to negotiate a settlement which avoids the costs and risks of proceeding to trial.
How quickly will my will dispute claim to contest a will be dealt with?
Each case is unique and so how quickly your case might be resolved depends on the particular circumstances. However, with one of the largest contested wills teams in the UK with over 50 years’ experience in contesting wills, and with recognised leaders in the field of contesting wills, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands and that we’ll work with you to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
Why use the will dispute lawyers at Hugh James?
We’re a top 100, full-service law firm with offices in England and Wales. Our team of will dispute solicitors has over 50 years’ experience in disputing wills and defending will disputes and is top ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, the leading legal directories, with a number our solicitors being ranked as leading individuals.
Our solicitors have also gained specific industry accreditations through STEP (formerly the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) and Solicitors for the Elderly.