Lockings Solicitors

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Top-Rated Solicitors Specialising in Contesting Wills

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22rgba%2849%2C68%2C85%2C0.70%29%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-style%22%3A%22normal%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2218px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2227px%22%7D%7D”]Challenging a Will’s contents or claiming against a missing Will is a difficult task to face when already struggling with the loss of a loved one. We make the journey to right the deceased’s wishes and access your inheritance as easy as possible so that you can focus on gaining closure, rather than contesting.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23314455%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-style%22%3A%22normal%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%7D%7D”]Challenging a Will’s contents or claiming against a missing Will is a difficult task to face when already struggling with the loss of a loved one. We make the journey to right the deceased’s wishes and access your inheritance as easy as possible so that you can focus on gaining closure, rather than contesting.

We do this by:

  • Using plain English to explain the contesting process, not legal jargon
  • Quoting fixed prices where possible and providing clear information about fees
  • Being honest about the outcome you can expect to receive
  • Fitting around your schedule and offering flexible ways to speak to our solicitors
  • Giving you direct access to solicitors so that you can reach an expert at anytime

With dedicated solicitors specialising in contesting Wills, we can close cases quickly and with as little emotional impact on the claimant as possible.

Plus, as a full-service firm, we offer other forms of support for those who have lost a loved one. We can help with probate, trusts, inheritance and tax planning, so you can streamline the legal support you receive — giving you more time to spend with those you care about and less reason to worry.[/vc_column_text][us_btn label=”our people” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lockin.gs%2Fabout-us%2F|title:About%20Us” style=”5″ css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22200px%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22200px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22100%25%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22300px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D”][us_btn label=”Contact us” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lockin.gs%2Fcontact-us%2F|title:Contact%20Us” style=”4″ css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22200px%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22200px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22max-width%22%3A%22100%25%22%2C%22min-width%22%3A%22300px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22%23EBEBEB%22%2C%22padding-left%22%3A%2250px%22%7D%7D” el_class=”service_faq”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Contesting a Will FAQs” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”1. What does it mean to contest a will?” tab_id=”1620377447718-01c513a1-8e81″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]A Will can be invalid if the person who made the Will either:-

a. Did not have capacity
b. Was unduly influenced
c. Did not know and understand what they were signing.

Claims can also be made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 by certain people who have not been properly provided for in a Will. Such claims can be made if you have been left less than you expected or left out of a Will completely. [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2. How can a solicitor assist me in contesting a will?” el_id=”1620377566174-43ccafaa-6fb3″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]Solicitors specialising in this area of law understand the importance of contesting Wills quickly and efficiently. There are often strict time limits — that vary from case to case — when it comes to contesting a Will, so it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you suspect something is wrong.

At Lockings, we will assess your case. We will listen to you explaining your situation and advise if you have grounds for contesting a Will or making a claim and explain the options available to you. We always use plain English to explain the law so that you clearly understand the implications of every action, as well as their expected outcome. We will examine the Will along with other relevant documents. For example, we may review medical evidence if question marks are raised about ill health or read previously dissolved wills if you believe you have been promised something in the past.

In an ideal world, a Will dispute is resolved outside of court through discussion or mediation. Where this isn’t possible, we support clients in court cases to defend their right to inherit.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”3. What are the grounds for contesting a will?” el_id=”1620377609716-0ebc5928-ffd2″][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%7D%7D”]When reading about contesting a Will, you might have heard the term “grounds for contesting a Will”. If you have grounds for contesting a Will, it means you’re eligible to make a claim. Some accepted reasons include:

  • Being concerned about a person’s mental capacity at the time of writing a Will
  • Believing a person was put under pressure to write or change a Will (undue influence)
  • Suspecting a Will hasn’t been signed or witnessed (in accordance with the Wills Act 1837)
  • Making a financial provision claim (under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975)
  • You may have had a contract with the deceased that wasn’t put into writing
  • Having reason to believe a Will is fraudulent.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][us_btn label=”Contact Us” link_type=”onclick” style=”4″ align=”center” el_class=”popmake-931″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto” width=”1″ columns_gap=”0″][vc_column stretch=”1″][us_page_block id=”1236″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto” content_placement=”middle” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22linear-gradient%28to%20right%2C%23FFF%2050%25%2C%20%231DB055%2050%25%29%22%7D%2C%22tablets%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22rgba%28255%2C255%2C255%2C0.00%29%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22rgba%28255%2C255%2C255%2C0.00%29%22%7D%7D” el_class=”service_form”][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%2280px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%2280px%22%7D%2C%22tablets%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%2280px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%2280px%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22padding-top%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%2250px%22%7D%7D”][vc_column_inner css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%2C%22tablets%22%3A%7B%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22margin-left%22%3A%22auto%22%7D%7D” width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Find out if You Have Grounds for Contesting a Will” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23314455%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%20Black%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2240px%22%7D%7D”][vc_column_text css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23314455%22%2C%22font-family%22%3A%22Avenir%22%2C%22font-weight%22%3A%22400%22%2C%22font-size%22%3A%2216px%22%2C%22line-height%22%3A%2224px%22%2C%22margin-bottom%22%3A%2232px%22%7D%7D”]Unsure whether to contest a Will or if you’re able to make a claim? Find out if we can help you and exactly what it will cost. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner css=”%7B%22tablets%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22%231DB055%22%7D%2C%22mobiles%22%3A%7B%22background-color%22%3A%22%231DB055%22%7D%7D” el_id=”formgrvaity” width=”1/2″][gravityform id=”1″ title=”true” description=”true” ajax=”true” tabindex=”78956″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]