Probate Disputes

Kuits’ Contentious Trust and Probate team provide expert advice and practical support in disputes relating to inheritance, trusts and wills. Our solicitors have extensive experience dealing with these types of disputes and understand not just the legal intricacies of disputes of this nature, but also the human aspects too, handling them with the care and sensitivity they require. Across the team, we have professional memberships in the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Our wealth of experience across disciplines paired with a collaborative approach across other departments within the firm on contentious trusts and probate matters represents a unique offering for clients, combining probate and litigation experience to provide, not only expert legal advice but also, pragmatic advice to clients including in relation to complex estates (for example, estates including property, businesses and offshore assets). We always try to achieve commercial, practical and amicable solutions and advocate alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods where appropriate, including mediation, before or after proceedings have been issued.

We regularly advise Executors, Trustees, Beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries, Attorneys appointed under Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring powers of Attorney (EPA), and Charities.

Areas we can assist you include:

  • Bringing or defending claims concerning the validity of a Will or Trust;
  • Bringing or defending claims concerning the amount, or lack of, provision made for you or another person in a Will;
  • Disputes between Trustees, Executors and Beneficiaries;
  • Rectification of an incorrect, lost or destroyed Will;
  • Concerns in relation to an Attorney’s actions or conduct under an LPA or EPA; and
  • Protecting charitable legacies.


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