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    Contested Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Disputes

    Disputes around wills and inheritance can be charged with emotion. That is why you need to have a legal team on your side who are not only highly experienced, with a high success rate – but also emotionally attuned to what you are going through.

    Our Contested Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes team is recognised as one of the leading teams for wills and probate disputes. With a dedicated team of specialist and highly experienced solicitors, we pride ourselves on providing sensible and pragmatic advice to clients, aiming to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively. We are widely recognised for our ability to resolve even the most difficult of cases and for putting our clients first and at ease in often difficult circumstances.


    How we can help with your inheritance dispute:

    “Amanda Noyce acted for me during a recent claim which I made against my late husband’s Will. She couldn’t have been more supportive to me. I would highly recommend her work to anyone finding themselves in need of strong legal support and yet who cares about how they are being represented.”

    – Client of Amanda Noyce

    The reason why we are right for you…

    We are top ranked by the independent legal directory The Legal 500, which says our team ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again’ and each member of our team is individually recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers directories.

    Partner Amanda Noyce

    Amanda is head of the contested wills, trusts and inheritance disputes team at Royds Withy King. She is ranked a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 and as a Band 1 lawyer in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

    Amanda Noyce is “one of the most established hands in estate and trust litigation there is” Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

    ‘Amanda Noyce is a highly experienced contentious probate and trusts lawyer with a first-rate reputation. She brings a very pragmatic approach to an area of law where emotions can often run high, which is ultimately to the benefit of her clients. She provides sensible and realistic advice.‘ Legal 500.

    Senior Associate Calum Campbell

    Calum is ranked as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 and a Star Associate in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

    ‘Calum Campbell is a solid private client and property litigator, combining a depth of legal knowledge with a tenacious approach to litigation, yet at all times keeping an eye on the client’s objectives. Legal 500.

    “He is very thorough, commercially minded and pragmatic,” while another commends him for being an “extraordinarily approachable, down-to-earth and engaging man.” Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

    Senior Associate Mike Muston

    Mike is ranked as an Associate to Watch by the Chambers High Net Worth Guide and is also recommended by the Legal 500.

    “He is extremely good and is building up a formidable practice.” A client says: “He is understanding and easy to communicate with, and I feel assured he will do his utmost for us.” Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

    “Mike Muston is excellent with clients and able to quickly get to the heart of any dispute.” Legal 500.

    We work nationwide, but you can visit our offices too

    Our solicitors act for clients across England & Wales, however we have a number of offices where you can come and see us and we can also travel to you if appropriate:

    Our main offices are in:

    Bath – Midland Bridge House
    Bath – Queen Square
    Oxford
    London
    Swindon
    Bristol
    Thame
    Marlborough


    A high profile case study

    Amanda Noyce, head of the Contested Wills, Trusts, and Inheritance Disputes team, recently defended the families of two victims in the high profile Barton case which was extensively covered in the press. David Barton, a care home owner conned vulnerable elderly residents in excess of £4million by grooming them and alienating them against their friends and families. Barton persuaded six residents to entrust him with power of attorney and appointed himself executor of their wills, taking money from their bank accounts. Barton was found guilty and jailed for 21 years. You can read more about the case in press coverage below:

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/crooked-care-home-owner-claimed-14898795

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5950915/Care-home-boss-stole-millions-residents-spent-money-luxury-cars-jailed.html

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