Contentious Probate – Contesting a Will

Will disputes are a complex area of the law and it is important to instruct a firm of solicitors who have experience in challenging wills, defending challenges to a will or dealing with Inheritance Act claims. You do not have to reside in London as we act for clients all over the country.

If someone close to you has recently passed away you may be concerned about the validity of the Will that they left behind. You may be concerned that the Will does not fully reflect their intentions or it is in some way unfair. In these circumstances you may wish to challenge or dispute the Will.

There are many grounds upon which the validity of Wills or the terms in a Will can be contested, challenged or disputed. The following are examples:

  • Inheritance Act claims (where you were dependent upon the deceased before they died;
  • Lack of Mental Capacity of the deceased;
  • Undue Influence;
  • Absence of knowledge and approval;
  • Failure to follow the correct process when the deceased made their Will;
  • Fraud or Forgery;
  • Lack of Testamentary intention; and
  • Contradicting a promise that the deceased made to you before they passed away.



Contesting Will time limits vary depending on the precise nature of the claim. It is therefore important that you contact us as soon as you believe you may have a claim in relation to a disputed Will or inheritance.

Ola Leslie Solicitors have experience in representing clients where there is a dispute, disagreement, challenge or an objection to a Will, or to the distribution of the assets in an estate where there is not a Will. Also where another professional has been negligent in drafting a Will.

Please call us on 0207 183 0084 or email us on for advice and assistance. The time limits for contesting a Will vary so it is important that you get in touch with us as soon as you believe that you are able to make a claim.

Ayesha Leslie, Partner
Ola Leslie Solicitors

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