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Contesting a Will

Contesting a Will

Legal Support Challenging or Contesting a Will

Are you concerned that a person may have made a Will that leaves you out because of the influence of a family member, carer or other person who has become close to the deceased in their later years of life?

Or perhaps you feel you have been left out of a Will because the deceased was elderly and you think they did not have the necessary mental capacity to make a Will?

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How we can help

We can assist you in challenging or defending disputes about these sorts of Wills. Challenges to Wills can be made on a number of grounds, such as:

  • a lack of mental capacity
  • the influence of the person who takes the lion's share of the Will (what we call 'undue influence')
  • the Will not being properly signed or witnessed (what we call 'lack of due execution')
  • the person who made the Will not knowing or agreeing to the terms of the Will they signed (what we call 'lack of knowledge and approval')
  • the Will not having been properly drafted (what we call 'a negligent Will').

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We understand that clients are sometimes unable to find the immediate funds necessary to begin court proceedings. We carefully assess the costs and risks at the outset of any case, and are always happy to discuss appropriate financial solutions.

We provide a national service to private clients 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.


For specialist legal advice and support contesting a Will, please contact Michelle Rose on 0117 314 5246.

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.

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Meet the Team

Members of the team are recognised probate experts in a wide variety of claims, at home and abroad, offering first class contentious advice.

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Michelle Rose - Contentious Probate Specialist in Bristol - VWV Law Firm
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Inheritance, Will & Trust Disputes
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Fiona Lawrence - Contentious Probate Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Law Firm
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Inheritance & Will Disputes

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Marianne Nankervis - Contentious Probate Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Law Firm
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