Wills and the law of Intestacy (i.e. when someone dies without leaving a Will) may not achieve a ‘fair’ result, and those entitled may not receive reasonable financial provision.

English law asserts the importance of respecting the wishes of the person who’s died – even when this is not necessarily what family and friends are expecting.   However, if there is a legitimate suspicion on reasonable grounds, that the will doesn’t reflect the true intentions of the person making the will (the ‘testator’), or the will hasn’t been followed (‘executed’) correctly, it may be invalid and able to be contested.

If there is no will, or the only will that exists is determined to be invalid, the estate (the possessions and assets, including property, of the person who has died) will be distributed in line with the rules of intestacy – this is a hierarchy of relatives detailing who gets what from an estate.

We can assist you in such matters.   In dealing with such issues we will put you first and will ensure that you achieve the best result possible.