The law around Wills comes from The Wills Act 1837 and all the subsequent case law and additional law that has developed over 180+ years. It is, as a result, hugely complex and requires specialist advice from a firm with knowledge and experience in this area.
Wills can be challenged on a large number of grounds and as each person’s circumstances are unique, so will be the challenge to a Will and the defence to that challenge.
There are requirements set out in the Wills Act as to the formalities required for a Will.
Aside from challenging the validity of a Will because it does not comply with these formalities, there are a number of other bases upon which the validity of a Will can be challenged.
These in summary, are as follows:
We have considerable expertise and experience in knowing what evidence needs to be gathered and what procedures need to be followed in order to assess whether there is any prospect of a Will being challenged on any of the grounds mentioned above. Our specialist Wills, Trust and Estate team will be able to tell you clearly whether there is any realistic prospect of successfully challenging the provisions of a Will which you are concerned about.
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