We specialise in dealing with probate disputes involving assets in England and Scotland
People in the UK often fail to realise that the law in England and Wales is very different to the law in Scotland. Indeed the two jurisdictions are so different that solicitors who are qualified in England and Wales are not permitted to practice in Scotland without additional qualifications, and vice versa.
With two different sets of laws governing the two jurisdictions, complications can arise when the two overlap or come into conflict. One area of law where such issues commonly arise is probate disputes involving assets in both England and Scotland. In these cases input from lawyers familiar with inheritance law in Scotland and inheritance law in England and Wales is likely to be required.
Our Legal 500 recommended contentious probate team includes David Lees. David is an English qualified solicitor who was born and raised in Stirling, a city in central Scotland, 26 miles northeast of Glasgow and 37 miles north-west of Edinburgh. David specialises in disputed Wills and contentious probate law in relation to estates in England and Wales and assets located south of the border.
When probate disputes involving assets in England and Scotland occur David is able to liaise with his counterparts in Scotland to resolve any cross jurisdictional legal issues that might arise.
David is also an expert on the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This legislation only applies in England and again cross jurisdictional issues can arise.
David is able to work on a No Win, No Fee basis where the merits of the case permit and he is always happy to have an initial chat without charge.
So, if you are looking for solicitors to deal with a probate dispute involving English and Scottish law then David Lees and his team are here to help. You can contact us by calling 0333 888 0404 or sending brief details to us by email at [email protected]