Contested Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Disputes

Top tier ranked law firm for contentious trusts and probate

Independently accredited by the legal 500 and Chanbers UK

Dedicated team of specialist solicitors

Clear understanding of complex and high value cases

Members of ACTAPS and STEP

Lexcel Legal Practice Quality Mark (The Law Society Accredited)

Practical solutions for all parties involved in Contested Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Disputes

A trust and inheritance disputes team that ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again.’ The Legal 500 UK 2016

Our Contested Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes team is rated as one of the leading law firms for wills and probate disputes. With a dedicated team of specialist solicitors, we pride ourselves on providing sensible and pragmatic advice to clients, aiming to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively. We are recognised for our ability to resolve even the most difficult of cases.

A specialist Trusts and Inheritance disputes team

Royds Withy King ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again’. Amanda Noyce ‘is unflappable’ in Court of Protection applications involving mental capacity issues, as well as Inheritance Act, tax and professional negligence matters. (Legal 500)

‘One of the leading firms in the West Country for wills and probate disputes’, acts for individuals, and has a dedicated Court of Protection team. (Legal 500)

Amanda Noyce is head of the inheritance and trusts disputes team … An interviewee comments: She is at the top of her game. She is very experienced and diligent, and she really brings her wealth of experience to bear on the cases. She provides an excellent service to clients. She is very pragmatic and won’t waste people’s time and money on unnecessary claims. She’s good at settling pragmatic solutions.” (Chambers UK)

Our specialist Trusts and Inheritance disputes team can provide practical solutions to achieve the best results quickly and cost effectively.

Legal Experts

Estates

  • Contested wills – including issues of mental capacity and undue influence
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Disputes with and removal of Executors
  • Claims for rights to land and proprietary estoppel

Trusts

  • Disputes with and removal of Trustees
  • Actions against Trustees for breach of trust
  • Trusts of land and cohabitee disputes

Court of Protection

  • Disputes with and removal of Attorneys
  • Safeguarding against financial abuse
  • Statutory wills

Our credentials

Amanda Noyce “is at the top of her game. She is very experienced and diligent, and she really brings her wealth of experience to bear on the cases. She provides an excellent service to clients. She is very pragmatic and won’t waste people’s time and money on unnecessary claims. She’s good at settling pragmatic solutions.” Chambers 2017

Amanda Noyce (Band 4) is head of the inheritance and trusts disputes group at Royds Withy King in Bath. An interviewee describes her as “very approachable and understanding,” adding: “I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She is very thorough with her investigations and covers all angles.” Chambers 2017 UK-wide

“Royds Withy King ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again’. Amanda Noyce ‘is unflappable’ in Court of Protection applications involving mental capacity issues, as well as Inheritance Act, tax and professional negligence matters.” Legal 500 2016 South West


[The team provided] wise advice throughout and were very clear and honest about costs and the chances of success. Everything I was looking for. I am most grateful.
Mr D Bartlett

FAQs

The time limits that may affect your claim will depend on the type of claim you are looking to bring. Some claims have strict time limits, which may be as short as 6 months after a Grant is obtained from the Probate Registry. However, even if your claim is not subject to a strict time limit, you will want to make sure that the property you are claiming against remains safe and secure. For this reason, whatever the nature of your claim, we recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible to protect your position.

We like to consider each case before we meet with prospective clients. This aims to ensure that you do not need to pay for unnecessary fees, should we feel that there is not a case worth pursuing.

Please complete the enquiry form, providing us with as much detail as possible. We will then aim to get back to you within 24 hours with a response. We are also happy to have a short no obligation phone conversation with you, in order to understand the case further and advise on the next steps to be taken.

Some can last just a few weeks, but others may, unfortunately, take many months to resolve. Whatever your circumstances, we take an active approach and look for practical solutions to help settle a case as quickly as possible. We’ll treat every case as sensitively and efficiently as possible, always focusing on the best interests of our clients. By aiming to settle your case well before trial, we’ll hopefully save you time, stress and money.

Once we have considered your case we can provide you with advice about the anticipated costs and the options of funding that are available. Your funding options may include:

  • Funding the costs yourself
  • Funding the costs through your legal expenses insurer
  • Funding through a “no win no fee” agreement

Whatever your situation, we’ll make sure to keep you fully informed every step of the way. We try and settle just about every case before it comes to trial, which keeps costs to a minimum and ensures you have as much control over any agreement reached as possible.

 

 


Contact us now to find out how we could help you achieve the best results for you, quickly and efficiently.