fbpx

Services

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

15/02/2021

Daughter more than quadrupled inheritance after challenging Will, helped by Thursfields

The importance of challenging Wills if legacies are smaller than expected has been highlighted by Thursfields Solicitors after it helped a client more than quadruple her inheritance. Pam Deol, a senior associate solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team at Thursfields was commenting on the settlement achieved for an adult daughter against her late mother’s estate…

Read full news story

Contact Us Today

Use the form below to get in touch with us about any questions you might have.
  • Hidden

KEY CONTACT

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…

Team

Pam Deol

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Katherine Ellis

Senior Associate Solicitor, Charities and Communities

Contact

Give us a call and we’ll get you to the right office and person to help you with your requirements.

T. 0345 20 73 72 8 T. 0345 20 73 72 8

Our latest news and events

27/07/2021

Employers can insist on mask-wearing if justified and proportionate

Although mask-wearing is no longer legally required, both employers and staff should use common sense and adopt a proportionate approach where needed, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The comments come as several workplace rows have broken out across England in the wake of the government’s lifting of restrictions on Monday 19th July. These have ranged from…

Read full news story

22/07/2021

Court’s break clause option ruling: is the tide turning in favour of tenants?

Thursfields Solicitors has welcomed the Court of Appeal’s overturning of a High Court decision in relation to the vacant possession requirement in a break clause. In the case of Capitol Park Leeds plc v Global Radio Services Ltd, the High Court initially held that a tenant’s failure to reinstate the landlord’s fixtures and fittings meant…

Read full news story

By using this website you agree to accept our Website User Terms