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 2016 edition of The Legal 500 UK for Contentious Trusts and Probate (Brighton & Hove).