Contentious Probate

Normally when a person dies, the family of the deceased will deal with their assets  as per the terms of the will or under the rules of intestacy and often little legal assistance is required. A contentious probate claim will however arise where a beneficiary challenges the will either because they believe the deceased did not have the mental capacity to make a valid will, or it was not made correctly, or the deceased was  influenced in some way. A person can also claim that they have not been left adequate provision from the Estate if they were closely related or a dependant of the deceased.

We can assist in providing initial advice as to whether you have a potential claim and if so what steps you should take immediately to protect the assets from being distributed, be notified if a Grant of Probate has been applied for and put a block on it, through to issue or defence of a claim.  If you are  an Executor and have no beneficial interest in the Estate but require legal advice then you are entitled to obtain this with the costs being borne by the Estate.

I cannot praise you and your team enough for the professional way you handled my situation, you have been so kind and reassuring in what has been a very emotional and distressing time.

Melanie Steeples, FAMILY

Thanks again for your help you have been the fastest solicitors I have ever used. I will use you again in the future for anything I need!

Jodie Beaton, PROPERTY

I have used Sophie Cannon on a few occasions and feel her service to her clients are outstanding, very professional and would highly recommend to friends/family. I look forward to do business with Sophie/Paul Robinson shortly.

Sophie Cannon, PROPERTY

I thank you for conducting what I consider to be a first class job on my behalf and wish you every success in the future

Melanie Steeples, FAMILY

Faultless service, fantastic in all areas. The service from start to finish was exceptional – the best I have known.

Susan Cheesewright, PROPERTY
Contentious Probate