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Our contentious probate department deal with disputes arising from the administration of estates and inherited wealth. Charlotte Pegman runs this busy department.
Disputes of this nature are becoming more common and the changing nature of the family structure has seen a greater increase in this area of law.
You may wish to contest a Will or have a grievance about the way an estate or trust is being administered. Our team will be able to help you with this in a sensitive way. Often there can be a complicated and lengthy family scenario. We have much experience of unpicking such matters and getting to the legal issues swiftly. Our team works collaboratively with our probate and Wills department so that our clients have the benefit of the contentious and non-contentious world. This a great strength of the firm.
Please do get in touch if you have any concerns about:
- An Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 dispute
- A Will and legacy dispute
- A professional negligence claim
- A Court of Protection dispute
- A Trust dispute
We have extensive High Court experience and also Dispute Resolution experience through other avenues such as Mediation.
Disputes of this nature can be very difficult as they often come at a time when a client is grieving and relationships can sometimes be acrimonious and complicated. We strive to work in a sensitive and understanding way with this in mind.
We will be able to talk to you about our charging which is usually based on an hourly rate and provide you with an estimate of your likely legal costs. From time to time we are able to consider alternative funding arrangements such as Conditional Fee Agreements, depending on the nature of the dispute.