Claims under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
If you aren’t the beneficiary under a will and you were dependent upon the person who has died (because you were a partner who wasn’t provided for by a will or a dependant child who wasn’t provided for by a will) you may well be able to challenge the will and we do have expertise relating to contesting wills through the courts, should the need arise.
Enforcement of Lifetime Promises
We also deal with cases when people were promised an inheritance which hasn’t been provided, and as a result of this promise, often after years of working nothing, or for very little, relying on an expectation that wasn’t met.
Challenging a Will
We also deal with challenges to the validity of a will, if there are concerns as to the state of mind of the person who made a will because they either did not understand the nature of what they were doing or were inappropriately influenced by someone. If you are a beneficiary under a will and are unsure of your rights, we may be able to help.
This department is run by Andrew John Payne who is a civil litigation specialist.