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Contested Wills and Probate

Our Contested Wills and Probate Department is recognised as one of the leading legal departments for this specialism in the UK; our experts are all partners or experienced solicitors of the firm. We look to provide our clients with clear and practical advice for all situations and primarily operate in and around Essex and London with offices in Upminster, Hornchurch and Brentwood, and office facilities in Leigh-On-Sea and Canary Wharf, the financial heart of London.

Contesting the Will of a relative or friend or bringing a financial or any other type of claim in respect of a Trust or Estate can be a complicated and stressful process. These types of claims are becoming increasingly common with the complexities of modern life and relationships and as the value of assets and personal wealth increases. There are often family relationships involved as well as relationships and backgrounds which need to be handled sensitively. Our contested probate solicitors in Essex and London are here to make the process easier for both you and your family.

Our aim is to resolve disputes and claims as effectively and practically as possible; where relevant we will recommend Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to see if costly and divisive court action can be avoided.
Our contested Wills and probate solicitors can offer morning, late night and Saturday appointments in order to meet your needs and requirements. Our Upminster, Hornchurch and Brentwood offices are open until 7pm Monday - Thursday, and we are able to accommodate clients who work in London by offering consultations in our London facilities, based in the heart of Canary Wharf.


If you would like further legal advice relating to contentious Wills or probate, please contact our solicitors for a free initial consultation at one of our offices located in Essex and London.*

*Free appointments are only available at our main offices in Upminster, Brentwood and Hornchurch and are not available in cases where proceedings have been issued.

▼ Our Contested Wills and Probate Expertise includes

Your key contact: Catherine Loadman

Recent Claims

  • Our client was the Executor of her son’s estate which had an initial valuation of over £4million. A claim by her son’s girlfriend of 20 years was made under the Inheritance Act 1975. Our solicitors were able to agree a mediated settlement of the claim for £700,000.
  • Our client instructed us following the death of her mother who had made a Will, the terms of which were disputed by her siblings as well as a dispute over the extent of the estate as Mrs F had received money from her mother for the purchase of the property they shared. We were able to uphold the Will and lifetime gift.