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Will Disputes (Contentious Probate)
JMW’s team of experienced advisors provides expert legal advice and practical support to parties involved in disputes concerning wills, trusts and inheritances. Whether you’re an executor or trustee, a beneficiary, or someone who feels they’ve not been provided for either within a will or in a trust, we can help you. Alternatively, if your loved one did not leave a will and as a result you have been excluded from their estate, then it may be possible to claim on their estate
The experts at JMW are here to make the probate process and matters of contentious probate as stress-free as possible. We are highly experienced in this area of law, providing a professional and understanding service during a difficult time.
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How JMW Can Help
JMW is an expert in this area of law and our solicitors’ expertise includes professional accreditation through the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and affiliate membership of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), including membership of the Special Interest Group for Contentious Trusts and Estates.
We are experienced at bringing and defending claims on behalf of individuals, families and professionals, including business leaders, entrepreneurs, entertainers, sports and medical professionals. We understand the environment you operate in and so can act sensitively and pragmatically to ensure your needs are met efficiently and with discretion.
In addition, we offer advice to charities should a dispute arise where they are beneficiaries within a will or trust.
Our expert team of lawyers is renowned for its professionalism, knowledge and expertise, and we work closely with our colleagues across our Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and Court of Protection departments to ensure that we provide you with specialist advice tailored to your specific circumstances.
Legal 500 2021 praise for the team:
“Great team. Good legal knowledge and commercial approach to litigation.
‘The team moves very quickly, and is very calm and knowledgeable.’
‘‘The individuals I have worked with have been excellent, and provide a very capable service.’
‘‘Very knowledgeable in their field and were very compassionate at a difficult time.’
The Ministry of Justice: Analysis Of Inheritance Disputes Data
In September 2018, the Ministry of Justice released data on will dispute cases across the country. We have analysed the data to identify trends in how Britons are contesting wills and how these may impact future cases
Click here to see this analysis in our infographic, ‘Will Disputes: Data Analysis’