Disagreements over a loved one’s estate can be fraught with emotion and distress. Our inheritance dispute solicitors provide clear and objective legal advice essential to resolving the situation effectively.

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Our Inheritance Dispute Resolution Services

Wills, trusts, and inheritance disputes vary widely in nature and complexity. That’s why we cover a broad spectrum of situations, including: 

  • Defending and challenging the validity of wills
  • Estate disputes
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Proprietary claims
  • Trust disputes
  • Challenges to lifetime gifts
  • Construction/Rectification claims 
  • Contentious probate
  • Disputes between executors
  • Negotiating deeds of variation
  • Negotiating settlement agreements

Whatever your circumstances and motivations may be, you can rely on our inheritance dispute lawyers to assist.

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Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Disputes

Thursfields’ solicitors are adept at handling a wide range of inheritance disputes matters. We act on behalf of beneficiaries, trustees, executors, personal representatives, and individuals who believe they have been unfairly excluded from a will — providing much-needed clarity in a difficult time.

We’re always open and honest about your situation, so you know exactly what challenges and obstacles you may face, along with your likely chances of success.

Our team will work to achieve an amicable outcome via alternative dispute resolution wherever possible — only resorting to court action as a last resort.

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Inheritance and Will Dispute Lawyers

No matter your situation, our inheritance dispute solicitors will work tirelessly to bring the matter to a satisfactory conclusion.

Key Contact

Simon Hocking New Headshot, Birmingham

Simon Hocking

Associate Director, Wills Trusts & Inheritance Disputes

Boasting an impressive background in litigation and 20 years experience, Simon advises clients on complex and high-value commercial, contractual and corporate disputes. His work regularly involves a cross-border and international element.

Simon also specialises in contentious probate matters, involving Will disputes, removal of executors and trustees, revocation and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.


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Inheritance Dispute

Resolution Support

There is no such thing as a standard inheritance dispute. Perhaps an individual feels they have been unjustly excluded from a will, or that somebody else was listed as a beneficiary due to some form of manipulation. They could even be the executor of a will trying to defend a claim from a third party. Whatever the situation, it’s important to seek specialist legal advice that can adapt to your unique circumstances and requirements. This is where Thursfields excels.

Our inheritance dispute lawyers will work with you to understand your situation and what you hope to achieve. We’ll provide an open and honest assessment of your chances of success so you can make informed decisions, thereby negating the likelihood of futile claims which could cause unnecessary distress at an already difficult time.

Should you decide to proceed, our inheritance dispute solicitors will defend your interests through the courts — with the sole aim of achieving a satisfactory resolution.

A Holistic Approach to Family Law

Inheritance dispute resolution is just one of the services Thursfields offers to help you ensure the needs of your family and loved ones are protected. Our team provides specialist support for a wide range of areas, including financial settlements, child arrangements, and nuptial agreements. Whatever you require, you can rely on us to assist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Inheritance is used to describe the assets an individual leaves to their loved ones upon their death. These may be in the form of cash, investments, property, and jewellery. Exactly what is bequeathed to whom is laid out in the deceased’s last will and testament. Those who receive inheritance may also be subject to inheritance tax.

The vast majority of inheritance disputes can be resolved amicably via mediation, which is a more simple and cost-effective solution than going through the courts. If this is not achievable, the parties involved can pursue litigation. Specialist legal advice is crucial to obtaining a satisfactory outcome with as little stress and disruption as possible.

While it is possible to achieve an amicable resolution via mediation without the use of a solicitor, seeking guidance from an experienced law firm can be extremely important. Specialist inheritance and will dispute lawyers will be open and honest about the merits of your claim and potentially reduce wasted time and money on frivolous cases.

You will also benefit from working with a company who has your best interests in mind, and can help you through what is undoubtedly a difficult and stressful time.

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For a pragmatic and practical approach to inheritance dispute resolution, get in touch with our team today.