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Inheritance Disputes

Inheritance Disputes Solicitors

FDR Law is proud to have an experienced team dedicated to Will and inheritance disputes.

We understand these types of disputes can be emotional and involve sensitive issues. We will handle your case with care and understanding, delivering calm, professional advice on bringing or defending a claim. Our knowledge and expertise enables us to offer a wide range of services within this specialist area of law.

We regularly act for clients who wish to challenge the validity of a Will or trust due to issues such as mental incapacity, undue influence or fraud.

Our specialist team also helps people who believe they have been unfairly omitted from a Will or disadvantaged because there is no Will. When people die ‘intestate’ without a Will, UK law provides a set formula for distributing an estate which includes a spouse, children and grand children but excludes partners outside marriage or civil partnership. Our professional experts can help you establish whether you may have a claim and fight for a fair settlement.

We regularly work with trustees or Will executors in relation to disputes over the handling of a deceased person’s affairs or assets. We also help clients contest Court of Protection cases and bring professional negligence claims against other solicitors for inadequate drafting of Wills or trust deeds. 

Our expertise in this area of law is demonstrated by members of the team having ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialist) membership and STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) membership. These are the highest accreditations in this field.

Read examples of recent Contentious Probate and Will & Inheritance cases

We offer free initial advice so if you have a query, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our inheritance dispute specialists today.

I instructed Jennifer McGuinness to act on my behalf in relation to a contentious and lengthy case, where the opposing party was extremely difficult to deal with

Stephen Lawson treated my case with the utmost professionalism and have been as resolute as myself and yet have always treated me in a compassionate manner

Thank you Jennifer McGuinness, you have been a great comfort and a sense of complete security to my parents

As always you make a very eloquent and gracious argument. 

Ian Braithwaite, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Throughout this experience, I observed how conscientious Jennifer McGuinness was in her preparation of my case. She was always prepared, and had undertaken all the necessary administrative steps to keep my case moving. 

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