When a loved one passes away without putting their affairs in order, or if the provisions put into their will are no longer applicable or in dispute, it can make a difficult time even harder. When businesses are involved matters can be even more complicated. We understand these emotionally charged disputes and advise with empathy and pragmatism, listening and working with you to find the right solution.
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We have a wealth of experience in representing executors, beneficiaries, dependants and those excluded from a will. In particular, we can help in areas such as:
We are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and will try to help you achieve a negotiated settlement wherever possible to avoid court proceedings.
We make sure we understand the background of your dispute, including any relevant interfamily politics and relationships. We provide frank, realistic advice, taking steps to help you preserve relationships where possible.
Whatever the nature or value of the dispute, we approach each case with the same care and diligence, paying attention to the detail and negotiating appropriate settlements as quickly and cost-effectively as we can.
When the wording of a will was disputed by family members, private client partner Laura Banks and disputed wills, trusts and estates partner Beth-King Smith, along with solicitor Leanne Harle, provided advice to the daughter of the deceased.view full case study