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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

22/04/2020

Consider remote Mediation for disputes during Lockdown

Inheritance and probate disputes are still being progressed during Covid-19 with the assistance of online mediation services.  Mediation is often used to achieve resolution of disputes.  The use of technology (for example, a video conferencing platform such as Zoom) can provide conditions as close as possible to those of a face to face mediation. 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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