Mediation in Wills Disputes

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

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Stuart Downey
Partner in Dispute Resolution

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

Mediation involves the parties through their lawyers appointing a trained mediator – very often a Barrister. A mediation day is fixed and the parties attend the mediation with their respective legal teams. The mediator cannot impose a settlement on the parties. The sole function and one which most mediators discharge very effectively is to draw the parties to a position – a compromise – which they can both comfortably live with.

Our specialist Contentious Trusts and Probate (CTAP) team is proud of its excellent reputation.  We charge reasonable costs for our work, we have an extremely high success rate and we actively promote mediation.

In 85 – 90% of our cases, a compromise acceptable to all parties is reached. We prepare the case carefully in advance, so that you are negotiating from a position of strength.

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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.

Contentious Probate Estate Administration

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

Financial Abuse or Manipulation of Vulnerable Adults

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Inheritance Act Claims

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Will Challenges

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Wills, Trust and Estate 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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