The loss of a loved one is always an emotional and difficult time. When there is a dispute regarding the Estate you need to seek early, specialist, legal advice offering a sympathetic approach and minimum distress.
At Morrish Solicitors, we aim to provide tailored and supportive advice on all aspects of disputes that can arise involving Trusts, Wills and Estates.
Our services include:
- Advice on the validity of a will;
- Advice in circumstances where you may feel that you have not been left enough;
- Advice in circumstances where you are acting as an executor/beneficiary of a Will and are facing a claim against the estate ;
- Disputed lifetime gifts (for example where there is a suspicion of undue influence or financial abuse);
- Breach of Trust actions;
- The removal of trustees and executors;
- Claims against professional advisors
Although these types of cases are often complex and upsetting for the parties involved, our specialist team has extensive experience in successfully resolving these disputes. We recognise the importance of trying to preserve family relationships where they are affected by the dispute, and so place great importance on Alternative Dispute Resolution. We will recommend the use of mediation wherever possible as a more cost-effective, versatile and quicker option than litigating through the Court system.
Time limits for these types of cases can be as short as 6 months from the date of death and it is therefore important to seek advice without delay should you have any concerns.
We are able to offer an initial telephone assessment to discuss the merits of any potential case you feel you may have. In some cases we are able to offer a “no win, no fee” agreement, and in others we will seek to set an agreed budget with you at the outset of the case to ensure that your legal fees do not “run away” with you.
For information please either telephone us on 033 3344 9606 or 033 3344 9600 and ask to speak to the Wills, Probate and Estate Planning department.
Or complete the enquiry form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Recent Case Examples
- Providing advice in relation to an allegedly negligently drafted “mirror” Will.
- Acting for the sole beneficiary and executor of their deceased parent’s estate in defending a claim brought by a second spouse.
- Acting on behalf of the beneficiaries and executors of an Estate in their defence of a claim brought by an estranged financially independent adult child.
- Acting on behalf of the executor and beneficiary of an Estate in a claim for professional negligence against the solicitor that administered the Estate.