These disputes are often between members of the same family or extended family. They can be very stressful and emotional, perhaps involving issues connected to a painful bereavement. Parties sometimes have very strongly-held beliefs which conflict with others in the family. Whilst acknowledging the feelings on each side, we can help work through these issues and explore practical alternatives to the situation, which help the parties move on. Mediation is particularly suited to these cases as it presents the best chance of preserving relationships for the future.
We have extensive experience in:
• Will validity claims – capacity, want of knowledge and approval, undue influence, fraud and forgery
• 1975 Act claims – involving multiple parties
• Probate disputes – including dissatisfaction with the administration of an estate or trust and disputes between executors, beneficiaries and trustees.