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Disputed wills & estates

Private clients are at the heart of our firm at Lodders and regularly draw on our support and understanding to challenge and resolve issues relating to wills and estates. Disputes over wills and estates are distressing, gruelling, and expensive. Lodders’ expert team can help prevent disputes from occurring and help you resolve them when they do. From interpreting wills and trusts to settling disputes between executors and trustees, our specialist contentious probate team can handle the most complicated of matters.

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Our expertise provides much-needed clarity for clients, supported by our highly personal and empathetic approach to client care. Speak to our expert Anjali Narshi for advice regarding disputed wills & estates today.

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Meet our contentious probate specialists:

Anjali Narshi, Lodders Solicitors, Contentious Probate specialist, Stratford upon Avon

Anjali Narshi

Associate

Contentious probate specialist

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Jane Senior, Lodders Solicitors, Dispute Resolution Law, Stratford upon Avon

Jane Senior

Partner

Head of Lodders' Dispute Resolution team | Accredited mediator

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Michael Wakeling, Lodders Solicitors, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Stratford upon Avon

Mike Wakeling

Partner

Dispute Resolution specialist

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Questions answered

Not sure that this is the service for you? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

A will is a legal document that expresses what happens to an individuals finances, property and assets after their death.

A will may also include other decisions around important responsibilities, such as childcare.

Failing to prepare a will can mean that officials then need to decide what happens to the deceaseds finances, property, assets, children, etc.

Wills can be challenged as invalid on a variety of grounds, including lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, improper execution, and fraud.

We can help if our client feels that inadequate financial provision has been made, or if they wish to challenge the statutory provisions that apply when no valid will exists. If a will is wrong, or an estate isn’t administered in the right way, we can sue for professional negligence.

Typically refers to someones net worth. This can comprise of land, property, possessions, finances and other valuable items.

This service can be sought at anytime, and serves as a way for someone to ensure that their wishes are carried out after their death.

In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile contested probate cases. These are due to a combination of factors, from clients who are increasingly aware of their legal rights, to the rise in cohabitation, divorce, and remarriage. Both situations have contributed to an increase in disputes over estates.

From interpreting wills and trusts, to settling disputes between executors and trustees, our specialist private client team can handle the most complicated of matters.

Our services include...

• Interpretation of wills and trust provisions
• Disputes between executors and trustees or with beneficiaries
• Professional negligence in will drafting or the administration of estates
• Removal of executors and trustees
• Ownership and interests in property
• Abuse of powers by attorneys
• Challenges to funding decisions made by the NHS and local authority regarding care home funding arrangement

Within our Private Client department, we have an experienced and dedicated team who can handle even the most complicated of matters. From start to finish, we will offer expert knowledge and experience in this highly specialised and technical field.

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