Wills Solicitors Taunton

Our Wills Solicitors in Taunton offer a sympathetic approach to inheritance disputes and contested probate law, and are always focused on securing the best results for their clients who approach us from across the county.There are always funding options available, these include No Win – No Fee and deferred fees. The team also operate an inheritance dispute HELPLINE offering a FREE case assessment. To get in touch, please just call 0333 888 0404, or contact us via email at [email protected]

Leading inheritance dispute experts

Slee Blackwell are proud to be one of the few legal firms in the UK that offer a dedicated team of lawyers who deal specifically with inheritance disputes, contentious probate claims, and contested wills. On top of this, our team includes three partners with decades of experience, excellent track records, and work exclusively on inheritance cases.

Our Wills Solicitors in Taunton deal with every aspect of contentious probate law, these include claims under the Inheritance Act, contesting the validity of wills on grounds such as mental capacity, undue influence and fraud, and dealing with disputes with executors and beneficiaries. Our lawyers also offer decades of experience when it comes to disputes that involve assets abroad as well as claims based on proprietary estoppel.

Don’t delay in seeking expert legal advice

Our Wills Solicitors in Taunton understand how painful and stressful it can be when you lose a loved one, but it’s important not to waste time when it comes to seeking specialist legal advice when an inheritance dispute arises.

Seeking advice early from an early stage can often ensure you keep the ability to challenge the distribution of an estate, or the validity of a will itself. There are strict time limits in place, especially in relation to Inheritance Act claims, where court proceedings must be brought within six months of probate. You may therefore lose out if you don’t act quickly.

The benefits of mediation

Judge will regularly encourage parties to resolve inheritance claims and will disputes before they’re forced to reach the courtroom, and at Slee Blackwell we’re strong advocates of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. Mediation is not only cheaper and faster than court action, but also provides a stronger chance of restoring family relationships.

Funding

Our team are also able to work on a No Win – No Fee basis, and will be happy to review the suitability of any potential case free of charge. The team can also work on a ‘deferred fees’ basis where payment of the legal costs is deferred until the estate has been administered.

Areas of Specialism:

Our Wills Solicitors in Taunton are hugely experienced in dealing with cases where the validity of a will is disputed, and are proud of their track record of success which includes claims involving mental incapacity, undue influence, and fraud.
the Slee Blackwell team have achieved great success in bringing and defending Inheritance Act claims, many involving multi-million pound estates.
Disputes between executors or trustees are common. When matters reach crisis point and legal intervention is required, our specialist team is on hand to offer expert guidance.
If you need help with a caveat, warning or appearance then our highly experienced lawyers will be able to give you the guidance you need.
Have you lost out as a result of someone going back on their word? Have you been made a financial promise that hasn’t been honoured? Has a loved one been persuaded to transfer their interest in a property to somebody else? Our specialist team are experienced in dealing with this complex area of law.
We have a proven track record in both bringing and defending Inheritance Act and beneficial interest claims, on behalf of the LGBT community. Speak to specialist solicitor Chris Holten about how we can help you.

Work with our team:

Naomi Ireson
Partner
Naomi’s areas of practice include legacy disputes, Inheritance Act claims, challenges to the validity of wills, and beneficial interest claims involving estoppel, constructive trusts and TOLATA.
Hayley Bundey
Partner
Hayley Bundey is a partner specialising in inheritance and trusts disputes. She has extensive experience in claims under the Inheritance Act 1975, challenges to the validity of wills, trust & executor disputes, and beneficial interest claims.
Naomi Ireson
Partner
Naomi’s areas of practice include legacy disputes, Inheritance Act claims, challenges to the validity of wills, and beneficial interest claims involving estoppel, constructive trusts and TOLATA.
Hayley Bundey
Partner
Hayley Bundey is a partner specialising in inheritance and trusts disputes. She has extensive experience in claims under the Inheritance Act 1975, challenges to the validity of wills, trust & executor disputes, and beneficial interest claims.