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Tiffany Benson, Legal Director, Disputed Wills, Trusts & Estates

Dispute Resolution

Mobile: 07584 015 573

A bit about me

I enjoy working in the Disputed Will, Trusts & Estates sector as no client or case is ever the same. The work is always varied and interesting. I work with private individuals, as well as charities, executors and trustees. I pride myself on a straightforward, jargon-free approach and I keep my clients updated with regular time scale estimates and fee information.

I’m a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”) and a recognised specialist in this field. I typically advise clients on disputes arising after someone has died and my specialisms include challenges to the validity of Wills, inheritance claims under the 1975 Act, disputed lifetime gifts, estate administration disputes, trust disputes, proprietary estoppel claims and Will construction/rectification claims.

Outside of work, I enjoy walking with my West Highland Terrier, cooking, baking, reading, and visiting National Trust properties.

Want to know more?

Try to put emotion to one side. That’s why you’ve hired me!

Don’t get bogged down in the small stuff. Look at the wider picture and what it is you are looking to achieve.

Take things one step at a time.

Can I successfully challenge my relations Will?

That depends upon whether you have legal standing and grounds.

How much does it cost to send a letter?

It’s never just as straightforward as sending a letter. A file needs to be opened and a retainer entered into in the first instance. Before any work is undertaken a fee estimate is agreed with the client, based upon the likely time to be spent reviewing the necessary papers beforehand, considering the same and/or discussing them with the client and then drafting the required letter.

Do you offer ‘no win no fee’ agreements?

Whilst most claims are funded on a private fee paying basis, at HCR we do recognise that there will be cases where a client has a potentially strong claim but lacks the funds to pursue the claim. In those circumstances we may be willing to consider offering a ‘no win no fee’ funding arrangement, or to agree to defer payment of our fees. Each matter will be decided on a case by case basis, taking account of all the circumstances. In some cases, the client may have Legal Expenses Insurance under any existing household insurance, which may provide assistance towards funding of such claims. Checking the position with any potential legal expenses insurer should therefore always be the first port of call.

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