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).

24/02/2020

Dispute over £6 million farm inheritance triggers crucial advice from Thursfields

Family members made promises as youngsters to inherit farm estates need specialist legal advice to help gather evidence crucial to their case, according to Thursfields Solicitors. The advice from the leading Midlands law firm comes after a court heard how a farmer is being sued by his mother in a bitter court battle over the…

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Key team member

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

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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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26/02/2020

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The #MeToo campaign has exposed many occasions where Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) have been used as an attempt to prevent employees speaking out about sexual harassment in the workplace. The difficulty for employers is there are no minimum requirements as to how they should act to prevent and deal with such behaviour in the first…

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25/02/2020

Anticipated surge in gifts in wills can benefit charities of all sizes

Charities of all sizes need to look to the long term as well as short term fundraising projects, according to Thursfields Solicitors. Senior associate solicitor Katherine Ellis, who previously spent three years in London working as a solicitor and legacy manager with the British Heart Foundation, said it was not just big national charities that…

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