Is No Win, No Fee funding available for defending an inheritance claim?
We don’t just help people bring an inheritance claim – we also assist with defending inheritance claims, and are often able to do so on a No Win, No Fee basis.
When people are faced with a claim being made against their inheritance they frequently feel they have no control over the legal process, how long it will go on for, or what it will cost them. Matters become even more stressful if they do not have the finances to pay the legal costs to protect their position and this forces many to concede claims that could be defended.
So what can you do if you find yourself in the position of wanting to defend an inheritance claim, but you do not have the means to fund the legal defence?
One answer for those who lack the money to defend an inheritance claim is a form of legal funding known as No Win, No Fee. While No Win, No Fee funding agreements were originally designed to enable people to bring a claim, rather than defend one, they can also be offered for defence work in inheritance disputes.
If a client is defending an inheritance claim and wants us to work on a No Win, No Fee basis then the first thing we must do is agree with the client what would constitute a ‘win’ in their particular case. A ‘win’ for someone making a claim is pretty straightforward, but it’s less clear when defending an inheritance claim, so it is important that client and lawyer are both absolutely clear on what a ‘win’ would be. We will therefore liaise with you to agree on what a ‘win’ would be in your case.
Once the term ‘win’ has been defined and agreed then we can get on with defending the inheritance claim you are facing.
If you do not ‘win’ your case then you will not have to pay us for the work we have carried out. If you win your case then legal costs are payable, together with a ‘success fee’. These costs are generally met by the funds in the estate. Defendants find that No Win, No Fee funding offers them huge piece of mind and avoids them having to pay thousands of pounds upfront from their own money.
You can read more about defending an inheritance claim here.
So, if you are interested in defending an inheritance claim on win a No Win, No Fee basis then contact us for a free case assessment. Call 0808 139 1606 or send us an email.