Success rate of contesting a Will

We look at the success rate of contesting a Will at mediation by reference to our own track record over a recent 12 month period.

In the 12 months from January 2023 to January 2024 our specialist team of contentious probate lawyers undertook no less than 20 mediations. Of those 20 mediations, 19 resulted in a settlement being reached. That represents a 95% success rate for our team.

The cases we dealt with at mediation covered a full range of contested Wills and contentious probate claims, with our lawyers representing both claimants (those bringing a legal claim) and defendants (those defending a legal claim).

Until relatively recently mediation took place in person, usually at a neutral venue. However, that changed during the pandemic and we now find that a large proportion of our mediations take place online using apps such as Teams and Zoom.

The success rate of contesting a Will at mediation is one of the principal benefits of using this form of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is also quicker than conventional court proceedings and, importantly, much cheaper. You can read more about the benefits of mediation HERE.

We have access to a wide range of independent mediators who are familiar with contested Wills and contentious probate claims and who themselves have an impressive track record of success in achieving settlement.

Our Legal 500 recommended team deals with contested Will cases nationally throughout England and Wales. And in those cases where we operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, all the work we undertake in connection with the mediation is covered under the No Win, No Fee agreement.

So, if you are involved in a dispute and are looking for experienced solicitors to resolve it on favourable terms in an efficient, cost effective way then contact our legal helpline for a free assessment of your case and details of No Win, No Fee funding. Call 0333 888 0409 or email us at [email protected]



Success rate of contesting a Will