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Building on our established reputation in tax, trusts and probate matters Rix & Kay has developed an expertise in resolving disputes between family members and executors and beneficiaries of estates.

We have particular expertise in dealing with claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 where we can advise on the financial provision that you may be entitled to receive from an estate where you consider that your share is insufficient or not in accordance with the deceased’s intentions. These claims can be made by children, spouses / partners and beneficiaries of the estate.

We also act on contested Will disputes where there may have been problems with the construction of the Will, such as incorrect witnessing, or fraud. We also deal with cases where there are allegations of duress and undue influence on the testator.

We can provide you with advice and representation on Court of Protection proceedings and disputes relating to attorneys, who were appointed either under an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

We have expertise in dealing with cases where there were allegations of misapplication of funds by an attorney and an application was made by executors for an account to be taken. We also have experience in Statutory Will proceedings.


Our Dispute Resolution team are recognised as a leading firm in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK for Contentious Trusts and Probate.  “Clients of Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP find the service provided by the contentious trust and probate practice to be ‘thoroughly professional, sympathetic, never overbearing, and knowledgeable; the response time is normally 24 hours, if not quicker, and the advice is always helpful and not intimidating.’“

Quote from The Legal 500, UK 2018

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Ashford Office
Suite 4c, Third Floor,
International House, Dover Place
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU

Tel: 01233 225660
Fax: N/A

Brighton & Hove Office
7 The Drive
Brighton & Hove

Tel: 01273 329797
Fax: 01273 324082
DX: 59257 Hove

Seaford Office
26 Sutton Park Road
Seaford, East Sussex
BN25 1QU

Tel: 01323 897766
Fax: 01323 490278
DX: 38905 Seaford

Sevenoaks Office
16 South Park
TN13 1AN

Tel: 01732 440855
Fax: 01732 440854
DX: 30025 Sevenoaks

Uckfield Office
The Courtyard
River Way
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1SL

Tel: 01825 761555
Fax: 01825 764172
DX: 133963 Uckfield 2

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