Disputes about Wills, Trusts and Estates

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Will Disputes

What happens when there is a dispute over someone’s Will, trust or estate? Disputes regarding estates are becoming increasingly common. Complicated family structures, with clients having second or even third families, longer life spans and generally more valuable estates all tend to give rise to circumstances in which there are more possibilities for disputes regarding Wills and estates.

Best Solicitors for Contesting a Will

Whether you are contesting a Will, unhappy with the way in which an estate or trust is being administered, or have not received what you expected from an estate, our specialist contentious team can help. 

We have a specialist team of Will Dispute Solicitors who are experienced in dispute resolution and court applications relating to trusts and estates. Combining this with our commercial experience enables us to deliver timely and effective solutions to our clients. 

We understand the financial uncertainty involved with these types of disputes, and will always provide detailed information regarding costs and the funding options available.

We can advise on:

  • Will & legacy disputes.
  • Family provision claims, and  (proceedings under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975) where certain people are able to claim for provision against an estate on the basis that what they receive is unreasonable.
  • Disputes in relation to trusts & family arrangements.
  • Disputes about administration of trusts and estates including claims against executors or trustees.
  • Court of Protection issues.
  • Contentious Probate – listen to our case study below to learn more.


Our Expertise

Our inheritance dispute solicitors in Kent are equipped with the skills to manage issues around Wills, trusts and estates quickly and sensitively. 

A number of our team are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), ensuring specialist knowledge is available to you and are also members of the “Solicitors for the Elderly” and “Dementia Friends”.

We have also been ranked in The Legal 500 as a Leading Firm of 2024, cited as having “thorough expertise” and an “ultra efficient” contentious trusts and probate team.

Resolve Will Disputes with Whitehead Monckton

Members of our team offer a “complete service” as they are trained specialists in Probate and Trust dispute work and also liaise closely with our other specialist colleagues dealing with the law relating to the elderly and to incapacity, capital taxation; and if required, our commercial and family departments.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that people sometimes fall out over Wills, trusts and estates. At Whitehead Monckton, we will always work hard to achieve the best result we can and advise you of your options throughout the process. Contact us at your local Whitehead Monckton office today for more information – our Will dispute solicitors are ready to assist you from our Canterbury, Tenterden, Maidstone, Ramsgate and London offices.


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