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Wills & Probate Disputes

Contesting a Will

Harrison Drury’s contentious wills and probate solicitors can advise those looking to contest a will on the grounds that insufficient provision has been made for them, or those on the receiving end of a claim.

Inheritance Disputes & Contentious Wills and Probate

As one of the few solicitors firms in the North West to have a specialist department dedicated to dealing with inheritance disputes, Harrison Drury has an outstanding reputation for success. Our tenacious team of lawyers is committed to fighting for the result you want, offering practical advice as well as genuine kindness and support at what can be a difficult and emotional time.

We act for claimants and defendants, executors, personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries, including children. We handle every kind of inheritance dispute, whether it is protecting an estate you feel others are wrongly claiming against, or where you believe you have been unfairly disinherited. What’s more, we offer a transparent and cost effective service, meaning there is one less thing for you to worry about.

Sensitivity and respect for your situation are two of the most important attributes of our dedicated team. We focus on minimising personal disruption and upset at what can be a very emotional time, providing a supportive shoulder to lean on, while handling your case with unwavering professionalism based on years of experience.

We work with bereaved clients as well as people planning for the future, looking at things from your point of view and keeping your best interests at heard as we push to resolve the matter as quickly and successfully as possible.

Some cases, such as probate disputes or sorting out estates, can be extremely complex, However, you can trust us to guide you through, handle all the details and explain everything clearly and with compassion.

Our inheritance disputes department offers a full range of services including:

  • Probate Claims – handling your estate after your death and dealing with the complicated issues that may arise.
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Proprietary Estoppel
  • Forged Wills
  • Circumstances where there is no Will
  • Provision from the estate for family members and dependants
  • Issues for testamentary capacity
  • Undue influence
  • Wills invalid due to testator’s want of knowledge and approval
  • Breach of executor’s duties
  •  Applications for interim grants including Ad Litem and Ad Colligenda Bona
  • S.116 Applications for the appointment of grantees
  • Applications for Beddoes and Benjamin orders
  • Preservation of assets pending dispute resolution
  • Breach of trustees duties and powers
  • Misappropriation of trust funds and assets
  • Delays in obtaining a grant of probate and the administration of an estate
  • Caveats and warning off
  • Revocation of grant of probate and letters of administration
  • Passing over of interested parties in obtaining the grant

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