Unfortunately disputes surrounding wills, probate, family trusts and estate administration are becoming more common.
Such disputes can be difficult and painful and wherever possible we advise family members to allow us to try to reach a resolution through negotiations, mediation or out of court settlement. Initiating litigation may assist in bringing about a settlement but a trial should be the last resort.
Whether you are contesting a will, looking to make a claim for family provision under the Intestate Succession Act or have concerns about the administration of an estate or trust of which you are a beneficiary (or indeed are a trustee or executor faced with any such claims), we can assist you. We have experience in dealing with disputes where the deceased held assets in different countries and often work together with colleagues in other jurisdictions to achieve the best possible outcome.
We often recommend the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution as an effective means of achieving an early and cost effective settlement.
Examples of our experience include:
We are happy to discuss the various options to fund such claims including fixed fees.