Skip to content

Contested Probate

When someone dies it can be a stressful and emotional time for all involved. It can be particularly difficult if a dispute arises over who is to benefit from the Deceased’s Estate.

At McKeag & Co Solicitors our experienced team of Lawyers are regularly involved in both bringing and defending claims against a Deceased’s Estate. Our specialist Solicitors will ensure that you receive clear and honest advice throughout your case.

When can a probate dispute arise?

Claims of this nature can arise in many circumstances but most commonly when someone expected to inherit from the Estate but either did not receive as much as they had expected, or anything at all.

Another example is where someone wants to challenge the validity of the Will on the grounds that it was made when the person lacked mental capacity or that they were put under pressure by another.

Will I have to pay to bring a claim?

In almost all circumstances we are able to fund your case under a no win, no fee agreement. These are also known as Conditional Fee Agreements.

Under the agreement you will not have to pay our costs if you are unsuccessful with your case. If you are successful you will pay us a success fee out of your award. We are able to agree to cap this at an agreed percentage of your award.

Are there time limits to bringing a claim?

In certain cases there are strict time limits for bringing a claim which can be as early as within six months of the grant of probate. If you consider that you may be eligible to make a claim we would advise you to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

If you would like to discuss bringing a claim or have concerns over a claim being brought against an Estate, please do not hesitate to contact us for some initial advice at no cost to you.

McKeag & Co Solicitors, 1-3 Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1HN
Tel: 0191 213 1010
24 Hour Emergency Line: 07850 565543 (Crime only)
Email: enquiries@mckeagandco.com