Estate Litigation and Complex Estates

Led by Law Society Accredited Specialist (Wills & Estates) Stephen Lynch, the wills and estates team at Somerville Legal is experienced in all types of complex estate matters. These can relate to any number of issues, but common examples include:-

  • Family Provision claims, (for more information specific to these types of claims click here
  • disputes as to whether the will-maker had testamentary capacity at the time of making the will
  • allegations of undue influence
  • disputes between multiple executors, or executors and beneficiaries
  • executors' commission
  • arguments regarding the correct interpretation of the will

In situations such as these, it is important to have expert advice, as this can assist the parties to resolve the matter without incurring unnecessary costs or the emotional burden of litigation. However, when court proceedings are necessary, our expertise ensures that you will have the greatest chance of success.

"As joint executors we would like to commend the work of Somerville Legal, especially Stephen Lynch and his team for the work they did to resolve a financially complex and emotionally difficult estate.
The complexity in this matter began when a firm of city solicitors gave us incorrect advice regarding the interpretation of the will, which inflamed existing tensions between the main 3 major recipients of the estate. Whilst the city solicitors claimed to have the ability to manage wills and estates it was quickly apparent they did not have the expertise.
There is no substitute for timely accurate advice and a certified specialist when it comes to managing probate of a complex estate.
We found Stephen and his team professional, cost effective and easy to communicate with. We would recommend them without hesitation."

For more information, please contact Stephen Lynch.

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