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Inheritance Disputes

If you’re involved in an inheritance dispute our solicitors will help you find a fair resolution

Our specialist team are here to help resolve your dispute

Disputes regarding family and inherited wealth are becoming more and more common. Our solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a wide variety of disputes relating to Wills, Estates, Trusts and Court of Protection issues. If you’re in need of legal advice with regard to an inheritance dispute, or if you believe you have reason to dispute any aspect of an inheritance, our expert dispute team are here for you.

Disputing a Will

Claims against an estate

Disputes between executors

The Goughs approach to inheritance disputes

At Goughs, we understand that disputes of this nature will often involve disputes within the family and so can be particularly difficult so need to be handled with sensitivity.

Our team of highly experienced solicitors will provide sensible and pragmatic advice to you, with an aim to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively.

Our aim will always be to get the best outcome for you

Specialist inheritance dispute solicitors

Popular questions about inheritance disputes

It may be the Will has been written in a way that is legally invalid. However, even if a Will is valid and legally accurate, there are still some circumstances under which disputes can occur, particularly in cases where the family situation is complex.

At Goughs we can help with the following:

  • Contesting the validity of a Will
  • Claims on estates where there is no Will 
  • Representing those who have been left out of a Will
  • Addressing mistakes made in Wills, or handling cases where a Will has been lost or destroyed
  • Handling claims that promises were not honoured in a Will
  • Court of protection disputes
  • Solving disputes between executors or trustees
  • Investigating attorneys or deputies who are abusing their positions

If you think you have an inheritance claim or grounds to contest a Will, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Contact our solicitors today.

All inheritance disputes need to be handled with sensitivity. At Goughs, we can help you to resolve matters as quickly and cost effectively as possible with a strategic and pragmatic plan.

Our clients rate us as excellent

Legal 500 2023

Client orientated; they ensure the client is well informed with easy to read documents.

L C, Devizes

Our Wills were dealt with efficiently, we have already recommended your firm to our daughter and husband. Absolutely brilliant – thank you.

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Legal 500 2023

Goughs gives outstanding customer satisfaction. They are very approachable, reliable, courteous and informed. I would recommend Goughs to anyone.

R F, Melksham

Great service, professional, great communication and handled what was a very sensitive situation with care and compassion.

W D, Calne

Professional, helpful & knowledgeable service. Giving very clear advice in a way I could understand. Thank you.

Meet our Private Client team

Alexine Moran

Senior Associate

Casey Gilroy

Trainee Solicitor

Dawn Moir

Partner (TEP)

Elizabeth Stiddard

Associate (FCILEx)

Emilie Gouzien


Emily Windsor

Associate Solicitor

Emma Tandy


Emma Taylor

Partner & Head of Private Client

Sarah Loveless


Olivia Clifford

Trainee Private Client Paralegal

Melissa Bryant-Pearson


Rachel Kyle


Emily Windsor

Associate Solicitor

Alexine Moran

Senior Associate

Maxine Coles

Associate (FILCEx)

Samantha Pettersen

Associate Solicitor

Luchia Hirst

Associate Solicitor

Dawn Moir

Partner (TEP)

Emma Taylor

Partner & Head of Private Client

Trish Watkins

Senior Associate (FCILEx)

Why work with Goughs?

Local since 1882, with an excellent reputation

First-class, effective service

Largest solicitors in Wiltshire

Seven offices throughout the county

Nationally accredited law firm

Recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

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