Challenging a will


We can advise you about contesting a will (also referred to as challenging a will or disputing a will) after someone has passed away.

You may be concerned that the deceased did not have the necessary mental capacity (known as testamentary capacity) to make a will, consider that the will is a fraud or forgery, or that the deceased was placed under undue influence to make the will.

We can also assist you in defending a will challenge if you are a beneficiary or executor of a disputed will.

If you have not been provided for sufficiently when someone has died, whether they had a will or not, you may be eligible to make an Inheritance Act claim.

Our specialist team has considerable experience in representing parties in will dispute cases. We understand that entering into a dispute following the loss of a loved one can be difficult and are sensitive to the issues that can arise during the course of such a claim.

Whoever we represent we will work hard to achieve a settlement out of court wherever possible and we regularly represent clients at mediation. However, if court proceedings are required and in your best interests we will pursue matters to a contested hearing.

If you would like to discuss a potential will challenge or defence to a will dispute further please do not hesitate to contact us or request a callback.