Contentious Probate Solicitors in Henley, OxfordshireClick here to see our Contentious Probate brochure
At Mercers, we have a Contentious Probate department made up of our experienced Litigation and Private Client lawyers, who bring together a wide range of skills and experience to achieve practical solutions in the best interests of our clients.
The department takes a cost effective and pragmatic approach to such matters, whilst providing good advice to our clients on a wide range of contentious probate and Court of Protection matters. We act for executors, beneficiaries, trustees and administrators in bringing and defending claims.
This department handles the following types of cases: -
- Will disputes
- Claims relating to the validity of a Will
- Claims relating to undue influence, duress and fraud
- Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 claims
- Claims relating to Intestacy
- Inheritance Tax disputes
- Proprietary Estoppel claims
- Statutory Will applications, approval of gifts applications and other Court of Protection actions
We also have experience in the use of mediation to resolve disputes in the most cost and time efficient way, and will encourage/adopt mediation and other forms of dispute resolution to achieve the best solutions for our clients.
We also remind clients that most Inheritance Act claims must be brought within six months of the Grant of Representation being issued, meaning that it is important to contact us at the earliest opportunity.
We offer a range of funding options, including private funding, ‘No win, No fee’ agreements in some cases, and we can also advise on different insurance products available to cover the cost of pursuing your claim.