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Disputed Wills, Trusts & Probate

Disputes are difficult and upsetting at the best of times, particularly if family relationships are involved or following a bereavement. Our experienced and dedicated legal team can take the stress out of the situation and help you, and those around you to resolve disputes simply and quickly, whether by reaching an agreement or (if required) through appropriate court action.

Our aim is to provide clear and uncomplicated advice whatever your circumstances may be. Our sensitive, practical and thorough approach means we will protect your interests, explain your options and ensure you receive costs advice. Those we have helped in the past include: executors, trustees, personal representatives, beneficiaries, charities, attorneys, deputies, creditors, carers and vulnerable adults.

We can manage and resolve a variety of difficult legal situations for you, including:

  • Claims for financial provision to be made from an estate
  • Challenges to the validity of a will
  • Disputes about legacies
  • Challenges to lifetime gifts
  • Problems in the interpretation of wills and trust documents
  • Disputes between executors or trustees and beneficiaries
  • Problems with estate administrations, including challenging costs and recovering debts

Cases in connection with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including applications to the Court of Protection for statutory wills and the appointment and conduct of deputies and attorneys.

Our team are members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and have extensive experience of managing complex disputes, both home and abroad.

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In an era where you can connect with friends and family with the click of a button and buy items without needing to step inside a shop, it is inevitable that estate planning will evolve to keep up with changes in technology.

Court of Protection

When financial, health or welfare decisions need to be made in relation to adults who may lack capacity, applications can be made to the Court of Protection. There has been a record increase in the number of applications which the Court of Protection has recently dealt with.

Meet the team

THE LEGAL 500 uk

Legal 500 Leading Firm uk 2017
Lester Aldridge LLP has a strong profile representing charities, care homes, families and private clients in contentious estate administrations, will as well as trust disputes, and, increasingly, contentious Court of Protection matters.
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