Will, Trust and Inheritance Disputes

Wake Smith are among only a small number of firms who can claim expertise in this niche and developing area of the law.  Our dedicated team is skilled at guiding clients confidently through a range of emotionally and legally challenging issues.

Whether there is a dispute concerning the validity of a deceased person’s Will, or a claim for reasonable financial provision out their estate, we can provide advice and representation to claimants, executors or beneficiaries with a view to resolving the matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, to allow all parties to move forward and plan with certainty for the future.

We can also help overcome the many and various issues that may arise during the administration of a deceased person’s estate, or in the context of a family Trust.

The team also handles disputes which may arise in connection with the management of the financial affairs of the elderly or vulnerable, whether or not there is a registered attorney or deputy in place.

Our aim is to provide clear advice and to help resolve matters swiftly and amicably.  If cases cannot be resolved at an early stage, the team has experience in successfully pursuing proceedings through the High Court, Probate Registry and the Court of Protection as appropriate.

As experts in the field, we also have excellent connections with leading barristers, mediators and other expert professionals to offer the best service to our clients.

The team is led by John Breeze, a registered member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

John is recognised as a Leading Individual in Contentious Trusts and Probate in the Yorkshire and Humberside region by the Legal 500 2024, and is described as ‘an expert in his field’.

To make an online enquiry you can contact us here. Or to speak to our team, call 0114 266 6660.

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