Contentious Probate and Will Dispute Solicitors

The loss of a loved one is always a painful time for families, and it becomes even more difficult when a dispute is raised about a person’s will.

Our contentious probate solicitors specialise in resolving will disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.


We act on behalf of beneficiaries, family members, step children, common law spouses, executors and administrators, and always seek to resolve matters out of court where appropriate.


Whether you have concerns regarding the legitimacy of a will, the administration of an estate or trust, or you are looking to defend against another person’s claim, our contentious probate team can advise on all of your available legal options.


For more information on contentious probate, take a look at our guide: How to contest a will.

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Exceptional service at a sensitive time

Our contentious probate and will disputes solicitors understand the stress and sensitivity that are part and parcel of dealing with disagreements of this nature, particularly if it has caused a rift within a family.

With Slater Heelis, expert legal advice is only ever a telephone call away. We are here to advise on your best course of action, and provide peace of mind knowing that your claim is being dealt with by a senior legal professional, not a paralegal. We will also consider a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement depending on the nature of your claim.

There are strict time periods during which a will can be contested following the date of death or the grant of probate, and so seeking expert legal advice at an early stage should be deemed a priority.

We do our best to resolve matters out of court where appropriate. If court action is necessary, we draw on years of experience in resolving contentious probate claims on the basis of undue influence, lack of capacity, and the doctrine of promissory estoppel.

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