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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).

17/01/2020

Huge arguments faced by families because of lack of Wills

Millions of families across the UK could face huge arguments because most people have not made a Will.The comments come after a survey found that 68 per cent of UK adults are what is known as “intestate” – equivalent to nearly 28 million people.Meanwhile, the survey found that 70 per cent think their families will…

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Key team member

Katherine Ellis
Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution & Charities and Communities

0121 647 5419
E. kellis@thursfields.co.uk

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Team

Katherine Ellis

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution & Charities and Communities

Pam Deol

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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

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Our latest news and events

28/01/2020

Welcome increase in statutory payout doesn’t hide the need to make a Will

A new law which brings in a small increase in the amount spouses and civil partners can inherit when someone dies without making a Will simply emphasises the huge importance of making a Will, according to Thursfields Solicitors. Michelle Hetheridge, Director of Wills & Estates, said the change in the statutory legacy which increases from…

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27/01/2020

Expert legal advice needed when extending leaseholds or buying freeholds

Howeowners seeking to extend leaseholds or to purchase freehold titles to their properties should seek expert advice to achieve successful outcomes, according to Thursfields Solicitors. Lauren Bryan, a property dispute specialist lawyer at Thursfields’ Kidderminster office, was speaking after a recent case where the owner of a leasehold flat who expected to pay around £20,000…

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