Personal Law

Contentious Wills and Probate

Contentious wills and probate cases are becoming more common.  The dramatic rise in property prices over the past 20 years has led to more people leaving behind substantial estates. 

Contesting a will or probate is all about getting what you believe is rightfully yours. 
Our team of litigators have a successful track record of getting our client’s what is rightfully theirs.

Understanding both sides’ motivations

Whether you wish to contest a Will or are defending against a challenge, you can be confident that we are results focused, understanding not just what you wish to achieve financially but personally too. 

At Hodders Law, we understand how emotionally charged the process of contesting a Will is. We take great care to provide highly practical advice in a sensitive manner.  Our team have experience in acting for both sides in matters involving contested Wills and probate, which provides a deep understanding of each sides’ financial and personal motivations.  This is one of the reasons why we have a strong track record of settling contentious Wills and probate disputes early, saving clients time, stress and money.

Experts in the sector

Challenging a Will is notoriously difficult; UK courts traditionally hold the view that clients should be able to leave their estate to whomever they see fit.  Nevertheless, claims have increased significantly in recent years and Angela and her team are at the forefront of this dynamic and developing area of law.

The process of challenging or defending to a Will can be intensely personal.  We push for early settlement using robust negotiating tactics based on a pre-agreed strategy.  We pride ourselves on our collaborative, innovative culture and will swiftly engage the services of other departments, such as property and commercial, when required.

Our clients enjoy the confidence of knowing they are in a safe pair of hands with Angela and her team.

Recent Cases
MR BB v Ms PJ – Dec 2019 in the High Court
Hodders has successfully assisted a client who was named as an executor and principal beneficiary under his mother’s Will to defend a challenge to the validity of the Will made by his sister. In the Will he is due to receive the majority of the estate but his sister is due to receive only £100.

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