Huge Increase in Inheritance Disputes
Did you know it is possible to challenge a person's Will? Many don’t, as up until only a few years ago disputes following a person's death (known as contentious probate disputes) were relatively rare. However, the Courts have seen a significant increase in this, with a shocking 177% more claims in the last year alone.
As a result of the stark increase in contentious probate disputes, Wolferstans have created a dedicated contentious probate team, who can act on either side of a dispute.
Contentious probate disputes are extremely complex, as they are dealt with in many ways completely differently to any other type of dispute. For this reason, it is extremely important that the lawyer dealing with the dispute has a good knowledge of not only general litigation matters but also specific probate issues. Wolferstans have therefore ensured that their team have just such experience.
Whether you have not been sufficiently provided for when someone died, you are concerned about the validity of a will, or find yourself in a dispute with a Personal Representative or beneficiary, we can assist.
If you would like advice in respect of a potential contentious probate claim, please contact Samantha Buckthought, Amy Kernohan or Victoria Hughes in our Wills and Trusts Department, for an initial no obligation discussion.
Please note that proceedings in respect of contentious probate matters often need to be addressed within a short space of time and it is therefore advisable to seek legal advice as promptly as possible.