Background

Inheritance Disputes

Our expert personal disputes team are experienced in helping clients to resolve inheritance disputes efficiently and with as little cost and upset to the people involved as possible. We understand that these kinds of disputes can be distressing, compounding the sense of loss you already feel from your bereavement. We can help you resolve the matter.

If a relative or partner has died without properly providing for you in their will, or if they did not leave a will at all, we may be able to help you make a claim for ‘reasonable financial provision’ under a law called the Inheritance Act (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Only certain people can claim an inheritance in these circumstances and the requirements are very strict. You may be able to make a claim if:

  • you have been left struggling
  • you are disappointed that a loved one’s promises were not reflected in their will
  • a loved one was providing you with financial assistance
  • you were financially reliant on the deceased

In these instances, we can advise you on all aspects of making an inheritance claim, starting with an honest appraisal of your prospects for success; if we think you are unlikely to be successful, we will say so.

To make an inheritance claim, you need to start proceedings within six months of the grant of probate being issued. So, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible to get expert advice and understand your options.

Team

Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

Ben Sidgwick

Associate

Jenny Carter

Solicitor

Jodie Walmsley

Litigation Executive

Poppy Pain

Paralegal

News & Events

Key contact

Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

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Call us on 0800 328 3282, or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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