Contentious Probate Disputes

We cut through the problems to deliver clear, decisive solutions.

Excellence in Dispute Resolution

Probate disputes can be complex and emotionally charged. They often arise when there are disagreements about the validity of a will or the way an estate is being administered. At Thomas Harvey Solicitors, we understand the sensitive nature of these disputes and provide a service that is both understanding and uncompromising in the pursuit of our clients’ interests.

What are Contentious Probate Disputes?

Contentious probate disputes encompass disagreements revolving around the administration of someone’s estate, whether a Will exists or not. The administration process can be intricate and often generates disputes. Disgruntled beneficiaries, personal representatives, trustees, or dependents can raise these issues. The disputes could be due to mismanagement of the estate, claims against the estate, or interpretation of a Will or a Will trust document.

Our Expertise

At Thomas Harvey Solicitors, we have a dedicated team of professionals who specialise in contentious probate and trust disputes. Our expertise lies in various areas including but not limited to:

Challenging a Will

One of the most common areas of contention in probate disputes is the validity of a Will. We can provide expert guidance on challenging a Will on various grounds, such as improper execution, lack of mental capacity, undue influence and fraud.

Inheritance Act Claims

In cases where an individual has not been sufficiently provided for in a Will, we can assist in making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Our team can provide advice on whether there are grounds for an Inheritance Act claim, negotiate a settlement, and guide through the process of making a claim through the courts.

Executor and Trustee Disputes

We can also assist in cases where there are disputes involving executors and trustees. If an executor or trustee is not performing their duties correctly or there is a conflict of interests, we can provide advice and assistance on the removal and replacement of the executor or trustee.

Our Approach

Our approach sets us apart. We are client-focused and approachable. We understand that these disputes often involve members of the same family, and with our sensitive and careful approach, we aim to ensure that family relationships are maintained.

Our goal is to resolve matters through negotiation, mediation, or other methods of alternative dispute resolution whenever possible. However, when court proceedings cannot be avoided, we ensure they are conducted professionally, skilfully, and as cost-effectively as possible.

Why Choose Thomas Harvey Solicitors?

Choosing Thomas Harvey Solicitors means you’re choosing a firm that is tough and uncompromising. Our team is firmly on the side of the client and will fight their corner. We are client-focused and dedicated to achieving outcomes that are in the best interest of our clients.

Our team has a wealth of experience in dealing with contentious probate and trust disputes. With our expertise, we can guide you through the complex legal process, providing advice and support at every stage.

We also understand the importance of transparency, particularly when it comes to costs. We provide detailed information about potential costs at the outset and throughout the process.

Get in Touch

If you're facing a contentious probate dispute, don't face it alone.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help. You can reach us on 0113 5127737, or email us.
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About Us

Thomas Harvey Solicitors is a commercial dispute resolution specialist law firm. We are committed to achieving client-focused outcomes and satisfaction. Our solicitors have over 30 years of experience in handling complex commercial disputes. We provide a premium service that is client-focused, uncompromising, and backed by years of experience and expertise.

© 2024 Thomas Harvey Solicitors is the trading name of Thomas Harvey Legal Limited, a private limited company registered in England and Wales under Company Number 15193370 and whose Registered Office is at Third Floor, 10 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QS. Our VAT number is 461 832588

This firm is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) with SRA number 8006820.