Contentious probate is a dispute involving the administration of a deceased’s person’s estate. This can include claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, disputes between beneficiaries of the estate or between the beneficiaries and the executors, claims to recover assets of the estate, claims on behalf of the estate, claims to indemnify the executors against a personal costs order and many others.
It is always unfortunately when probate becomes contentious and our lawyers recognise that this is a difficult time for those involved. Our litigation team have expertise in a wide range of contentious matters, and aim to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively.
Contentious probate claims can often have short limitation dates (i.e. you only have a short time to notify the court of your claim) and therefore if you think you may have an issue relating to an estate, it is important that you seek expert advice as soon as possible.