Where challenges arise over a will, estate or trust, this can add another layer of uncertainty to an emotionally charged situation and, without careful guidance, can become acrimonious and exhausting for both claimants and defendants alike.
Inheritance and Trust disputes are complex and require a unique combination of sensitivity, experience and legal knowledge in order to provide a practical and cost-effective solution when a dispute arises.
Kitsons’ Inheritance & Trust Disputes Team has the experience and specialist knowledge to represent you from the first steps through to trial. Because every claim – like every family – is different, we offer a bespoke service with advice tailored to individual circumstances, guiding you through the process of making or defending a claim step-by-step.
Wherever possible, we aim to reduce the need for protracted and costly litigation by seeking an effective resolution of disputes at an early stage, sometimes before proceedings are issued, by the use of “Alternative Dispute Resolution” such as negotiation and mediation, in which we have had great success.
We act for claimants and defendants, whether they are trustees, executors, personal representatives, beneficiaries or disappointed beneficiaries (those who have not been left what they expected to inherit) and represent private individuals, professionals and organisations such as charities.