Contentious Probate

We act for a large variety of clients, whether they are individuals, companies or charities, advising them when disputes or potential disputes arise.

Our specialist team of lawyers, headed up by an experienced member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) ensures we can deliver a genuine “one stop shop” for the resolution of disputes and the issues that arise as a result, including property, tax and corporate law. 

Our expertise includes:

Bringing and defending family provision claims
Contested Court of Protection applications
Executor disputes
Power of attorney disputes
Trust disputes
Will disputes

Contentious trusts

We understand that such disputes can be extremely personal and the issues involved in contentious probate cases can be hugely complex - both factually and legally. So we know that dealing with these sorts of disputes requires sensitive, yet robust and practical advice - an approach upon which we pride ourselves.

One case is never the same as another. For many clients, these are once in a lifetime disputes and the prospect of achieving resolution can be daunting. We can guide you through the entire process, calling upon our extensive experience in dealing with similar cases.

We have a strong track record for successfully resolving disputes, whether that is through alternative dispute resolution (particularly mediation) or the court process.

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau