When there are problems relating to the administration of estates, our aim is to conclude your case as quickly and amicably as possible. We seek to deal with these matters sensitively and with discretion and adopting a non-court process where that is possible.
We pride ourselves on achieving practical solutions, and our experienced lawyers are members of specialist bodies Resolution (Solicitors Family Law Association) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Deputy Head of Morrisons’ Family Law Department, Malcolm Martin, has over 30 years experience in trusts and probate. Below he outlines the key issues surrounding disputes relating to wills, trusts and estates.
- claims where a Will has not been signed or witnessed correctly
- claims regarding lack of mental capacity
- disputes over the identification of beneficiaries
- claims by and against executors
- where executors are not doing anything at all or are doing it badly
- claims involving agreements regarding property made prior to death
- businesses and unusual assets
- ambiguous, home-made, and unqualified “will-writer” prepared wills
There are many other aspects of Wills, Contested Probate and Estate Administration that can give rise to disputes.