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Wills, Trust &
Estate Disputes

Our friendly and experienced Wills, Trust & Estate Disputes team advise on a wide range of disputes amongst and/or between executors, trustees and beneficiaries. Working with you to understand your desired outcome our team can advise you as to your correct legal entitlement from the estate of a family member or close friend.

The death of a family member or close friend is a distressing event. This is compounded if their estate fails to provide for you, particularly if you were reliant on them for a home or financial support. Alternatively, you may have an interest in an estate which others are seeking to challenge. Either way, we appreciate the need to secure sound legal advice at an early stage and we have a wealth of experience in dealing with a full range of disputed estate matters in a sympathetic and pragmatic manner.

Our services include:

  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims.
  • Challenges to the validity of a Will (including lack of capacity, want of knowledge and approval, undue influence or duress, fraud or forgery).
  • Executor/Trustee disputes.
  • Applications concerning the interpretation and construction of Wills.
  • Estoppel claims.
  • Professional negligence actions on behalf of disappointed beneficiaries or arising out of negligent advice regarding trusts, wills and estates).

We also provide Legacy and Dispute services for the Charity sector for more information please visit www.thursfields.co.uk/charity-legacy-management

14/10/2021

No need to parade your family disputes in the spotlight

Nobody likes to see their family disputes and financial affairs played out in public but arguments over wills are at record levels. Never mind the embarrassment of having private matters debated in the High Court, consider the potential damage to the family business where large sums of money, assets and jobs can be affected. The…

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Pam Deol
Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Pam was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and undertakes a wide variety of contested probate matters, Will disputes, Inheritance Act 1975 Claims by cohabitees, children and dependants of the deceased. She is experienced in both the Chancery and Contentious trusts and probate work. Pam is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and…

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Pam Deol

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Katherine Ellis

Senior Associate Solicitor, Charities and Communities

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