About Us

Contesting Wills is a specialist legal service provided by Slee Blackwell Solicitors.

We are an award winning firm of solicitors and were recommended in the field of Contentious Trusts and Probate by the independent guide to the legal profession, the Legal 500.

This is what the 2017 edition of this highly influential guide had to say about us:

"Slee Blackwell’s team mainly acts for individuals on disputes concerning the validity of wills, claims under the Inheritance Act and disputes involving beneficiaries and executors, with 2016 seeing the group acting in a number of mediated settlements. Newly promoted partner Naomi Ireson is ‘knowledgeable, experienced and thorough’, also noted for her ‘exemplary’ attention to detail. Her areas of expertise also include beneficial interest claims involving estoppel and constructive trusts. Lee Dawkins, who has notable experience in handling inheritance disputes and professional negligence claims, is a further name to note."

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and have been awarded Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society for excellence in client care.

Free case assessment service

We operate a very popular case assessment service, We will provide you with an initial assessment of your contested wills case completely free of charge and let you know what funding options are likley to be available. Simply phone us on:

0808 139 1596 

Or send us brief details by email to

info@contesting-wills.co.uk