Trust and Wills disputes
We have a great deal of experience in advising beneficiaries, executors and trustees on what to do when a dispute arises over the administration of a trust or over an inheritance. As such, we are well placed to advise on the complex and sometimes sensitive issues that can arise in such cases. Our Tax & Estate Planning team includes several members of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust & Estate Practitioners), who have a particular specialism in resolving this type of dispute.
In the case of trusts, there are occasionally disputes between trustees and beneficiaries about the management of trusts, the right to benefit from trusts or a proposed change of trustee. We have longstanding experience in helping resolve such disputes.
Wills are usually challenged either on the grounds that the testator lacked mental capacity when the Will was made, or on the grounds that he or she came under "undue influence" to make a Will in certain terms. Whether or not the deceased left a Will, it is also open to the deceased's spouse, cohabitant and/or dependant children to make a claim on the estate, on the grounds that they have been inadequately provided for by the Will or on intestacy.
For more information on how we can help you, please contact a member of our Tax & Estate Planning Team.