Experts in this increasing specialist area of litigation
Wills are contested for all manner of reasons. The most common grounds for contesting a Will relate to:
- The validity of the Will. This includes where a Will is made fraudulently, under duress or undue influence or without mental capacity. It is also possible for a Will to have been revoked and no longer be valid.
- Inadequate provision. Inheritance Act cases where inadequate provision is made in the deceased's Estate for family and dependants.
- Unprofessional or improper conduct of trustees or executors.
- Negligence of professional Will drafters or administrators of trusts and estates.
- Issues relating to the ownership of property disposed of under a Will.
The time limit for contesting a Will is normally six months from the grant of representation or probate. Advice should therefore be sought as soon as possible.
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