Wills Solicitors Taunton
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.
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.