Practical solutions for all parties involved in inheritance and trust disputes
A trust and inheritance disputes team that ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again.’ The Legal 500 UK 2016
If you’ve lost a loved one it can be an emotional and difficult time. The last thing you’ll want is to add to the stress with disagreements over their Will. We can help smooth the waters should any trust disputes or inheritance disputes arise, working towards a satisfactory solution for you and for other family members.
A specialist Inheritance and Trust disputes team
Perhaps you haven’t received what you were expecting from a Will, or you are worried because no Will was ever made. You may also be concerned about how your relative’s affairs are being dealt with following their death.
Our specialist Inheritance and Trust disputes team can provide practical solutions to achieve the best results quickly and cost effectively. Head of the team, Amanda Noyce, is highly rated by independent legal directories that describe her as ‘unflappable’ in Inheritance Act, tax and professional negligence matters’ (Legal 500 UK) and a “leader in her field” who is ‘very approachable and understanding’ (Chambers & Partners HNW 2016).
- Sensitivity at all times
At this difficult time, the last thing you need is a long and expensive dispute that could end up with family members losing out on their potential inheritance. We work to avoid this, encouraging negotiation between parties to speed up the process and move to a conclusion.
- Contesting or defending a Will
There may be many reasons why you want to contest the Will of a family member. Perhaps you’re not sure that the Will is valid, or you feel that your relative was influenced by someone else when they were drawing it up. Whatever your circumstances, we’ll take the time to make sure we understand your concerns, then work towards resolving them. Find out more about contesting and defending a Will.
- Making a claim against a Will
You may think you’ve been left out of a Will, or not had a fair share from it. Our inheritance disputes experts can help you make a claim for ‘reasonable financial provision’. We can also help you claim for rights to land and property, for instance if you’ve not received a share in a property that you feel you’re entitled to.
- Administration disputes
The process of dealing with someone’s estate can be a complex one – and you may feel that the person in charge is not doing their duties effectively. We can help you make sure everything is taken care of correctly – find out more about how we can resolve trust and estate administration disputes.
You’ll want to know all the facts before taking steps to contest or defend a Will. We’ve put together a list of our most commonly asked questions that should help you decide your next steps.
“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