Expert help for financial provision claims
‘Our independently top ranked team work hard to ensure you receive what you are entitled to’
Perhaps you feel you haven’t been left a fair share of a Will, or you may have been left out of it entirely. In situations like this, our expert financial provision claims team can help you restore the balance. The team are highly rated by independent legal directories who describe our client service as ‘approachable’, ‘understanding’ and ‘covering all angles’ (Chambers & Partners HNW 2016).
How to bring a financial provision claim
We’ve listed the main reasons people tend to bring financial provision claims to an estate. Our breadth of expertise means we’ll understand your situation and know how to help.
- If a loved one has died without a Will
If your relative didn’t leave a Will, then the rules governing how an estate should be divided may mean you don’t receive a fair share. We can assess the situation for you and, if we think you have a good case, we can help you make a claim.
- Who is eligible to claim
Whether you are entitled to bring a financial provision claim depends on your relationship to the person who has passed away. You should be eligible to make a claim if you were their spouse or civil partner and you may also be able to make a claim if you were not married, but lived with your partner in a relationship for two years or more. You are also eligible if you are their child or were a financial dependant.
- Defending a claim
Sometimes you might need to defend your entitlement to a Will after someone else has made a claim against you. Our long and successful track record means you can count on us to protect your inheritance.
“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