Contentious Probate

Contentious Probate

Contentious probate refers to any dispute relating to the administration of a deceased person's estate. It may involve a dispute over the interpretation or validity of a will, a dispute between executors and/or beneficiaries and/or a dispute over the value of estate assets.

The administration of an estate can be a complex and lengthy process and disputes can arise. Whether you are an executor or beneficiary Legal Studio Solicitors can provide you with specialist advice and representation.

LEGAL STUDIO CAN ASSIST WITH YOUR MATTERS INCLUDING:                                                             

  • bringing or defending claims by estates;
  • applications to court for directions regarding the administration of an estate;
  • actions to remove executor(s);
  • applications for delivery up of assets held by executors/beneficiaries;
  • citations to accept or refuse probate;
  • subpoenas to produce wills and testamentary documents;
  • applications to issue and warn off caveats; and
  • applications for an inventory and account;


  • Lack of reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
  • Lack of proper formalities in the will;
  • Lack of capacity;
  • Undue influence;
  • Lack of awareness or approval;
  • Forgery or fraudulent activity;

What do we cost?

We take a flexible approach to our costs; and the fee structure of each instruction is case-specific. 

We are more than happy to discuss our costs options on an informal basis.