Wills, Estate Administration and Distribution Disputes

We provide a friendly and sympathetic service to our clients to achieve a resolution, advising on probate, Will disputes and estate administration.

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Stuart Downey
Partner in Dispute Resolution

Our Philosophy

The disputes that we deal with inevitably involve issues which are highly emotional and of very great importance to the individuals concerned. The law in this area is complex. We provide a friendly and sympathetic service to our clients in order to ease their journey towards a resolution of the dispute in which they have become involved. Our advice is practical and pragmatic. Wills, trusts and estate disputes (also known as contentious trust and probate) describes a wide range of specialist work in the following areas:

The team is led by Stuart Downey. Stuart works closely with a number of selected Barristers who are also experts in the field of Wills, trusts and estates disputes, so that when circumstances require it, there is immediate access to additional expertise and resources.

The Firm has a large and highly regarded Private Client team who deal with Wills, trusts, the administration of estates and tax issues so that we also have a wide range of additional resources within the firm that we can call upon as required.

Our Expertise

Stuart is a solicitor and Notary Public, a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and full member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), as well as Solicitors for the Elderly, and is recommended in the current edition of The Legal 500.


Related services

Claims for Reasonable Financial Provision from a Deceased Person’s Estate

You can claim for reasonable financial provision from a deceased person’s estate if the conditions are right, find out how TWM can assist you.

Construction and Interpretation of Wills

Issues of construction and interpretation can be awkward and difficult to resolve. We have considerable experience in the professional drafting of Wills and trusts.

Issues Arising During the Administration of an Estate

Even with a Will that is valid, numerous problems and issues can arise in relation to the administration of a deceased person’s estate.

Mediation in Wills Disputes

In our specialist area of contentious trust and probate work, we refer the majority of our cases to mediation.

The Protection of Elderly and Infirm Persons

Elderly or infirm persons can be subject to manipulation of care, welfare and finance. TWM has specialist knowledge in relation to these issues.

Validity of Wills

Courts cannot set aside or vary the provisions of Wills simply because certain family members consider that they have not been treated fairly.

Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

Our Private Client team has the expertise to offer a range of private client services, including Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney.

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