Choosing a solicitor to contest a Will

If you are looking for experienced solicitors to represent you with a contested Will, then contact our team of experts for a free case assessment and details of no win, no fee funding.

What should you look for when choosing a solicitor to contest a Will?

The most important consideration when choosing a solicitor to contest a Will is whether they are a genuine specialist in the field of contentious probate law.

Contesting a Will involves complex legal principles. It is therefore crucial that the solicitor dealing with the case is an expert in this area.

We have a large team of solicitors and lawyers who deal exclusively with contentious probate law, devoting 100% of their time to it. This means that they are not a ‘jack of all trades’, undertaking contested Will cases alongside other areas of legal practice, but are true specialists with a wide range of experience.

It pays to have an experienced specialist lawyer on your side; someone who has encountered the sort of issues you are facing many times before; someone who is able to get straight to the heart of the matter and will know what options you have.

Our team of specialist solicitors and lawyers

  1. Naomi Ireson leads the team. Her successes include the Court of Appeal case of Ely —v— Robson and the case of Williams —v— Praine.
  2. Chris Holten is a solicitor and partner specialising in Inheritance Act claims.
  3. Hayley Bundey is also a partner and solicitor. She is an ACTAPS member who specialises in beneficial interest claims involving proprietary estoppel and represented the claimant in Smith —v— Fraser.
  4. David Lees, a former police detective, is a solicitor who specialises in contested Will claims.
  5. Sarah Coombs is a solicitor with extensive litigation and court-based experience who deals with invalid Wills.
  6. Anya Hoyland, who trained with us before becoming a solicitor, specialises in cases involving trusts and executor conflicts.

Free case assessments and No Win – No Fee funding

Another key factor when choosing a solicitor to contest a Will is whether they offer to assess your case at the outset without making a charge and whether, if the prospects of success are good, they are willing to work on a No Win – No Fee basis.

Because we are experienced specialists we trust our judgment and are therefore willing to offer No Win – No Fee funding on cases where we think we are likely to succeed. And we don’t make any charge for considering whether a case is suitable for this method of funding.

We also operate a free case assessment service which you can access by calling us on freephone 0333 888 0409 or sending an email to us at [email protected]

Choosing a solicitor to contest a Will