Executor and Trustee Disputes

Our expert personal disputes team advises on a wide range of executor and trustee disputes – disagreements about the actions and judgement of the people appointed to a oversee how will is settled.

We understand that the probate process can be both confusing and upsetting, particularly if you were close to the deceased. We work closely with our expert colleagues in probate and estate administration to recognise where issues might arise and take steps to constructively resolve them before they spiral out of control.

Our expert team have wide-ranging experience of advising clients on to approach and resolve disputes with executors and trustees. We will take the time to understand your concerns about the way probate is being handled, explain the technical jargon that you may encounter and help you to understand your options.

We can provide expert advice and guidance in relation to a broad range of contested probate and estate administration disputes, including:

  • Disputes over the way executors or administrators are administering the estate
  • Allegations of fraud or mismanagement of an estate
  • Applications to prevent the grant of probate or grant of letters of administration (referred to as ‘caveats’)
  • Disputes over the valuation of an estate
  • Applications to remove executors
  • Applications to court for directions on how to administer the estate
  • Disputes between executors/administrators and the beneficiaries
  • Disputes between beneficiaries
  • Disputes between trustees


Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

Ben Sidgwick


Jenny Carter


Jodie Walmsley

Litigation Executive

Poppy Pain


Key contact

Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

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