Specialist inheritance dispute solicitors in Somerset
We are specialist inheritance dispute solicitors in Somerset, offering free case assessments and No Win, No Fee funding. Call Taunton 01823 354545 or email [email protected]
We are one of the leading inheritance dispute solicitors, not just in the south west but in the UK as a whole. Our specialist team is led by six partners who have a reputation for combining a sensitive and caring approach to disputes with a determination to fight hard to get the very best result for our clients. And we are based right here on your doorstep in Taunton.
When disputes involving probate or inheritance arise, it is vitally important that specialist legal advice is sought as soon as possible. Strict time limits operate and a potential Inheritance Act claim can be barred by delay.
It is so important in this area of law to consult a lawyer who is a genuine expert in their field. Instructing a solicitor who “dabbles” is one of the worst mistakes you can make and we cannot overstate the importance of making contact with an experienced at the earliest opportunity.
We regularly deal with the following types of dispute:
1. Challenges to the validity of a will on the grounds of:
- lack of testamentary capacity;
- undue influence;
- lack of knowledge and approval;
- failure to execute a will correctly;
- revocation by a later will; and
- fraud or forgery
2. Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, for reasonable financial provision from the estate.
3. Revocation of a Grant of Probate improperly obtained.
4. Applications for the rectification of a will.
5. Disputes involving beneficiaries and executors.
In addition, our specialist professional negligence team works with us where there is a concern that a solicitor who has drafted a will did so negligently or some other error has occurred leading to beneficiaries missing out.
We have resolved numerous inheritance disputes, and you can read about some of our successes in the news section of this website. These include an Inheritance Act victory, an equitable interest success in the court of Appeal and the removal of an executor.
We have a number of flexible funding options and are often able to deal with inheritance claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The courts expect people to try to resolve disputes before court proceedings are commenced. We are therefore firm believers in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), particularly mediation and early neutral evaluation. ADR can be of particular benefit in minimising emotional distress and restoring family relationships. Early and well managed dispute resolution can allow all those involved to move on with minimal delay and distress. ADR can also be considerably cheaper than going to court.
Unfortunately negotiations are not always successful, so if your claim does proceed to court we will guide you through the process and ensure you have access to the best barristers and experts available.