Swift Advice

No charge initial consultation

If you wish to discuss whether or not you have grounds for contesting a Will, use the contact details below and one of our experts will contact you in complete confidence.


Tel: 020 7749 2700
ask for Gareth Hughes or John Abbott

Legal Grounds to Contest a Will



Why contest a will?

Whilst testamentary freedom (the ability to write a will benefiting whomsoever you wish) is a linch-pin of English law, injustices can only be righted by contesting a will. Whilst most cases are settled without the need to go to court, the courts do not shy away from assisting people who are contesting a will or benefiting those who have been overlooked.

Am I eligible to contest the will?

Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 a large category of persons are eligible to contest a will, including, spouses, children (including adult children), former spouses and dependants.

What will it cost?

We offer a totally FREE initial consultation after which we give you a fee quote based on the work required. You can then decide without obligation whether you choose to instruct us.

Who will be informed?

Only those people relevant will be informed of your potential claim and it will be dealt with in a respectful and diplomatic way: we recognise that these matters are best kept out of the courts where possible. No fuss or publicity is sought at any time and cases are handled in a sensitive and discreet way.

What will happen next?

If you choose to instruct us we write to those involved, usually the executors or appropriate family members, inviting them to talk to us – openness and directness at the outset are often the best tools in resolving matters cost-effectively.