Contentious Trusts & Probate

Our specialist contentious probate solicitors  are experienced in helping clients through difficult and often complicated disputes concerning estates of loved ones. If you are having difficulties with the administration of a loved one’s will, our specialist contentious probate solicitors are here to identify an appropriate course of action with a view to resolving matters. With years of experience dealing with sensitive cases, we aim to settle disputes relating to wills, trusts and probate as quickly as possible in a practical and compassionate manner.

What is contentious probate?

Contentious probate refers to any dispute relating to the administration of a deceased person’s estate.

Losing a loved one can be very upsetting and problems with how the estate is being managed can make matters even more difficult. Our contentious probate solicitors have the skill, knowledge and experience to help solve all manner of disputes, whether you are making a claim or defending one.

The most common types of disputes we deal with are:

  • Claims concerning the validity and effect of wills
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
  • Disputes involving executors and trustees (including applications for their removal)
  • Proprietary estoppel claims – where promises/assurances are alleged to have been made in respect of estate property
  • Disputes between property co-owners of estate property
  • Issues concerning the construction and interpretation of wills
  • Professional negligence claims against professional deputies and attorneys.

If you find yourself involved in a dispute concerning a will, trust or estate, our specialist solicitors can advise you on the most appropriate course of action. Whilst our solicitors can be robust in their approach, where appropriate, they are committed to resolving disputes in a sensitive manner, as they are mindful that these matters can be difficult to manage emotionally as well as financially.

To learn more about contentious probate, our team of contentious probate solicitors are here to help. Contact Trethowans solicitors today on 0800 2800 421 and we’ll be happy to answer your enquiry.

Why choose us as your contentious probate solicitors?

Dealing with a dispute regarding a loved one can be emotionally taxing which our contentious probate solicitors fully understand this. Our solicitors have significant expertise and are able  and are equipped to provide you with all the legal support you need to resolve matters.

We have many clients who have given us excellent feedback for our legal knowledge, advice and guidance, as well as our professional and compassionate manner.

Trethowans  has offices located across the South in Poole, Bournemouth, Winchester, Salisbury and Southampton. To arrange a no obligation telephone consultation with one of our specialist contentious probate solicitors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on  01722 426976.

Meet the team

Amy Croxford

Senior Associate

Maxine Nutting