Chris Holten

Chris Holten is a Partner in our Contentious Probate team. While he is experienced in all aspects of inheritance dispute law, he has a particular interest in contested wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Outside of work he enjoys cooking, taking his dogs for long walks in the countryside and trekking our coastal paths.

Executor delays and citations

If you are facing executor delays and need an experienced solicitor to take action on your behalf then contact us on 0333 888 0404 or email us at [email protected]

Disinherited due to lies that have been told about you

An often overlooked legal principle may help if you have been disinherited due to lies that have been told about you. We deal with inheritance cases on a nationwide basis. Call our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0404 or email us at [email protected] for a free case assessment and details of No Win, No Fee funding

Entering an appearance

If you require guidance on entering an appearance then call us on 0333 888 0404 for a free initial chat or email us at [email protected]

How to stop a Will being challenged

We deal with contested Wills on a national basis, representing those wishing to uphold a Will, as well as those who are challenging one. We can also advise on how to minimise the chances of a challenge when a Will is being drafted. Call our free legal helpline for a free case assessment on 0333 888 0404 or send an email to [email protected]

Business as usual for probate during COVID-19

Our probate lawyers are maintaining a full service during the COVID-19 crisis and are here to help if you need legal assistance in dealing with a loved one’s affairs.

When is it safe to distribute an estate?

A professional executor has recently been fined £15,000. His mistake?  Allowing a distribution from an estate.

LGBT inheritance law

Contentious probate solicitor Chris Holten specialises in LGBT inheritance law, dealing with cases nationwide. To find out what your legal rights are if your partner passes away without making financial provision for you give Chris a call on 0333 888 0404 or send an email to us at [email protected]

Probate dispute update: Widow refused permission to challenge Will

We specialise in probate disputes on a nationwide basis. Call our free helpline for a case assessment and details of No Win, No Fee funding on 0333 888 0404 or send us an email.

Court rejects beneficial interest claim based on estoppel and constructive trust

We specialise in beneficial interest claims. Call our free national helpline on 0333 888 0404 or send us an email.

Nikah leaves Muslim women without legal protection

A report entitled “Equal and Free? 50 Muslim Women of Marriage in Britain Today” provides a number of examples of women who married their spouse under a Nikah (Islamic “marriage”) ceremony.