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Minehead Solicitors


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Somerset, TA1 4EB
Taunton Solicitors


Central Court, ,
London, WC2A 1AL
London Solicitors

Disputed Wills and Estates

Disputes arising after death - disputed wills and estates

Disputes arising after death are becoming more common. Complex family arrangements, poorly drafted wills and higher asset value have all contributed to this. Whatever the cause of your dispute, our team are here to help.

Will disputes can arise for a number of reasons. They are usually emotive and often legally complex

We understand that each situation is different and requires a unique approach. Our team will take the time to really listen to you in order to fully understand the problem that you are facing and to offer pragmatic and practical advice and solutions.

There are many different grounds which can give rise to a will or estate dispute.

A will might be challenged for being invalid because of poor drafting or concerns about the testator’s mental capacity when the will was made or a will may be disputed because it does not provide for someone how might have expected (or needed) to benefit.

There may be concerns about an appointed executor resulting in efforts to prevent that executor from putting the will to probate or disputes might later arise between executors or between executors an beneficiaries about how an estate is being administered.


The types of cases that we can help you with include:

  • Inheritance Act claims

  • Executor (Trustee) disputes

  • Disputes between beneficiaries

  • Challenging or defending a will

  • Claims involving the validity or interpretation of wills

  • Dying without a will (intestacy)

  • Disputes between executors or trustees

  • Proprietary estoppel and constructive trust

Key contact
See how we can help
you. Contact Anna Neil


Anna is a Partner in the Private Client department of our Taunton office. Anna is an experienced solicitor and specialises in both contentious and non-contentious private client work. Anna has over 15 years litigation experience. She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
  • Anna was very clear with advice and prompt with actions
  • Anna was knowledgeable confident and courteous throughout
  • I really appreciated the advice being delivered in a way I could understand. Prompt response to my requests. Very efficient.
  • Anna made an awful task a lot easier. Thank you.
  • Very appreciative of the service Anna Neil provided. She was clear from the outset on what could be done and equally clear about costs

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