Contesting a will on a No Win - No Fee basis
Funding legal costs for contesting a will can be a real headache and many people lose out simply because they are unable to afford lawyer's fees.
Many solicitors are unwilling to deal with a contested will case on a No Win - No Fee basis. This is generally becasue such claims are considered 'too risky'.
However, because we are specialists in contesed will claims we trust our judgment and have developed a No Win - No Fee funding scheme for those people who wish to contest a will.
If you would like us to review your case and consider whether it is suitable for No Win - No Fee funding on a free of charge basis then just give us a call or email us details of your case.
Not all contested will cases are suitable for No Win-No Fee of course. Like any business, we have to take a commercial view. We can only offer No Win-No Fee funding where we believe that the prospects of winning the case and recovering costs are good.
We cannot therefore always offer No Win - No Fee at the outset.
Sometimes preliminary investigations will need to be carried out before we are able to make an informed decision on No Win - No Fee funding. These investigations can be carried out under an initial fixed fee arrangement where required.
We are always happy to reassess a contested will case once the evidence has developed and reconsider its suitability for No Win - No Fee funding going forward.
If we decide to take a contested will case on under a No Win - No Fee Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) then we do not take a percentage “cut” of any money you recover from your claim. Instead, we charge what is known as a 'success fee'. This is an uplift on the base legal fees, calculated on a percentage basis.
It is always worth checking to see if you have legal expenses insurance that would cover a contested will claim. If you do not have a suitable policy we can arrange for insurance to be obtained to cover any liability to pay the other side’s costs if it is required.
If you are contesting a will and would like us to assess whether your case is suitable for funding on a No Win - No Fee basis free of charge then call us on 0808 139 1596 or send us an email with details of your case.