Trust disputes

Top tier ranked law firm for contentious trusts and probate

Independently accredited by the legal 500 and Chambers 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)

Expert advice on trust disputes

We have expertise and experience of dealing with all aspects of trust disputes and can guide you through the complexities that may arise. Our specialist team can understand complex family trust arrangements and help resolve disputes to protect your wealth.

How can we help resolve trust disputes?

  • Addressing concerns over the administration of trusts
    We can analyse how the assets of the estate are being managed on behalf of the beneficiaries. We can also review how funds are being spent and advise on issues relating to distribution to beneficiaries of a discretionary trust.
  • Bringing and defending claims made against trustees for mismanaging assets and funds in the trust
    We will work hard to ensure that you are able to receive what is rightfully yours and recover any losses caused by the actions of trustees.
  • Removal of trustees
    In cases of serious misconduct, we can assist with applications to remove trustees, in order to help protect your entitlement as a beneficiary or to help you manage funds appropriately as a trustee.
  • Applications to Court to vary the terms of trusts
    We may be able to help you find a way through where the terms of a trust have become unworkable.

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


[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.