| Contesting a will

| How to contest a will

While a well-made will can prevent family disputes down the line, unfortunately there remain instances where a disappointed beneficiary wants to dispute the will. For example, people who want to contest a will often tell us:

  • I wasn’t mentioned in the will
  • I think the will was invalid (for example because the person making the will did not have the mental capacity to do so – known as testamentary capacity; or because someone was pressurising them into making a will – known as undue influence)
  • I think there are mistakes in the will
  • The solicitor that wrote the will was negligent
  • I think the people administering the will are not doing their job properly.

How can we help?

Our contested wills and probate team have a wealth of experience in contesting wills. Where required, we will work closely with our professional negligence team (for example if it is alleged that the will writer or solicitor was negligent).

We have a wealth of knowledge in will disputes and will work to ensure that our clients receive a fair settlement.

We will give you transparent costs advice at the outset of your matter and update you throughout.

Contact us today for a FREE initial discussion with our specialist contentious probate team. We have offices in LeedsWakefieldHarrogate and London or can set up an initial discussion with you over the telephone, Skype or Zoom.

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Andrew Milburn

Andrew Milburn


T. 0113 297 3181

Andrew is a partner and head of our wills, probate and estate administration department.

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