As a result of the complexity of many family relationships, disputes often arise in relation to inheritance, capacity, and the interpretation of wills, codicils, letters of wishes and other legal documents. We regularly advise clients, whether as beneficiaries or as Executors, in relation to how to contest a will.

How to Challenge a Will

Turcan Connell has a number of the leading experts in the field of trust law and has a significant experience in executry law and practice. Our solicitors have in-depth experience in conducting litigation in the Sheriff Courts across Scotland and in the Court of Session, in both the ordinary and commercial courts, and will represent clients, where appropriate, at mediation or arbitration to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. At all times we maintain a dialogue of realistic expectations and costs that surround challenging a will, and help you decide the best course of action moving forward.

In relation to trusts in particular, there are a number of key areas in which disputes can arise. Turcan Connell has unrivalled experience in relation to trust disputes resolution, including challenges over the use of trust funds, the appointment or removal of trustees and applications to the Court to vary trust purposes.

“David Ogilvy heads the dispute resolution team. The ‘outstanding’ Peter Littlefield is ‘very pragmatic and comes up with sensible solutions’, with clients also praising his ‘engaging personality and honesty’.”
Legal 500


For more information on challenging a Will, contact a member of the team today.

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