Disputes after the death of a relative can be painful, acrimonious and complex. The increase in the value of property and today’s changing relationships can mean conflict for those left behind. In looking for solutions in difficult circumstances, it’s important to choose contentious probate solicitors with the right experience and legal expertise.
We know that legal insight often works hand in hand with sensitivity and understanding. Our established team of contentious probate solicitors provides specialist legal advice and guidance on the full range of disputes that arise out of Wills and Estates.
Recognised as leaders in our field, our team is led by the highly rated Partner and department Head, Michelle Rose, who has a team of nine dedicated and qualified contentious probate solicitors committed to providing a first class legal service at competitive rates.
Members of the team are recognised contentious probate experts in a wide variety of claims, at home and abroad, offering first class legal advice. Every member of the team brings a unique personal strength to our contentious probate offering, whether it’s pragmatism, compassion or tenacity.
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We can advise you on the full range disputes, whether you have been left out of a Will and wish to challenge or contest a Will, if you are concerned about the way an estate is being dealt with or if there is a dispute over the ownership of property.
We take a proactive, straight forward and jargon free approach to our advice on inheritance and Will disputes.
React quickly when a dispute arises
Swift action is necessary in inheritance and Will disputes, so it is best to consult with us as early as possible so that we can assess your claim and take steps to protect your position.
Court proceedings are very much a last resort
Our solicitors are committed to achieving the very best possible outcome for you in the most cost effective way, which often results in negotiated out of court settlements.
An experienced team of litigators, should you need them
If an out of court settlement is not possible, you will benefit from the team's extensive litigation experience, ensuring that you get expert representation and the best possible outcome.
We provide contentious probate advice to private clients nationally via our offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham. For clients based in North Bristol, we also have a dedicated office at 106 Henleaze Road.
VWV has a strong national presence. The lawyers have a reputation for taking appointments as administrators or litigation friends in difficult estates. They are also first-rate estates litigators.