Understanding a Will is key to resolving estate disputes

‘Carefully managing estate disputes to help you receive what is rightfully yours’

If a close relative of yours has died, it can be a very upsetting time. You don’t want things to be even more difficult because of a delay in dealing with the estate. We can help to resolve estate disputes quickly and effectively.

Help with understanding a Will and carrying out a loved one’s wishes

If there’s a delay in administering a Will, it can mean that you don’t receive what is rightfully yours. As experts in estate legislation, we can help you resolve estate disputes and make sure everyone benefits according to the letter of the Will. Whatever the issue, we make sure everything is resolved quickly and cost-effectively.

  • Making sure estate management goes smoothly
    Sometimes the people in charge of administering an estate may disagree about what to do. Or someone might not be performing his or her duties correctly. If so, we can help you take action to make sure the estate is properly dealt with.
  • Support with dealing with an estate
    If you’re responsible for dealing with the estate, you might find other people are making things difficult for you. We can help you remove other executors to the Will or make a claim against one if they are not carrying out their duties correctly. We can also help you trace assets mentioned in the Will.
  • Help understanding a Will for everyone’s best interests
    Most people make every effort to ensure their Will reflects their wishes, but things don’t always work out this way. For instance, there might have been a mistake when the Will was written up. If so, you’ll probably want to make sure that your loved one’s estate is dealt with in the way they would have wanted. We can make sure your concerns are addressed.
  • Helping resolve trust disputes
    If you’re the beneficiary of a trust, you’ll want to know that the people who are looking after the money for you are doing so properly and in your best interests. If you feel a share portfolio hasn’t been well maintained, for instance, then we can help you take action. We can also help if you are a trustee and facing some challenges with trust administration.

Our credentials

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


Contact us now to find out how we could help resolve estate disputes or trust disputes and make sure assets are correctly dealt with

From our first discussion I have found Amanda to be most efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and sympathetic. She has given me confidence and understanding. She is able to explain the legal procedures in a way which I can grasp. Her empathetic and business-like manner has gained my full trust
Mrs G Edwards, Oxfordshire

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