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Inheritance & Trust Disputes

When a person dies disputes can unfortunately arise concerning the validity of a Will or its terms; equally arguments occur over the administration of a Trust, the powers and duties of trustees or the rights of beneficiaries. 

Pardoes’ Dispute Resolution team has gained a wealth of experience in contested probate actions acting for Personal Representatives/Executors/Trustees, beneficiaries, and disappointed Claimants.

How can Pardoes help?

Pardoes can deal with claims involving:

  • Disputed Wills - including:
    • invalidity and failure to sign the Will correctly
    • lack of capacity to make a Will
    • lack of knowledge and approval of the Will’s contents
    • undue influence
    • fraud and forgery
  • Personal Representatives (both by and against) –including:
    • claims to set aside lifetime transfers due to undue influence
    • claims relating to mutual Wills
    • claims under S14 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
    • secret Trusts
    • rectification
    • construction/interpretation of the Will
    • action to remove Executors and Administrators
  • The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 - where inadequate financial provision has been made for family and dependants
  • Proprietary Estoppel - where the deceased made a promise to leave all or part of their estate which has not been kept
  • Disputed Trusts - including:
    • poorly drafted Trust instruments
    • breach of Trust
    • breach of Trustee duties
    • sham arrangements and anti-avoidance provisions

What does it cost?

Following where appropriate pre-action protocols provided by the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), Pardoes’ Dispute Resolution team will try and resolve claims without incurring the stress and expense of Court proceedings. However, if you have to go to Court we will work hard to ensure that with specialist Counsel’s assistance you have the best advice and representation suited to your needs and that your case is robustly pursued.

Contact our dispute resolution team direct on 01823 446219 or freephone 0800 862 0442. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we'll call you back as soon as possible.


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