Inheritance Disputes

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

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.

Disputes between executors

Claims against an estate

Disputing a Will

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

Specialist inheritance dispute solicitors

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.

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

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 excellent

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.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Our inheritance dispute specialists

Maxine Coles

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Maxine specialises in Private Client work, with much of her work being in elderly client care. She has a natural empathy towards clients in what can often be distressing situations.

Samantha Pettersen


Samantha joined Goughs as a Solicitor in 2020. Samantha has been practicing in Private Client law since 2018, and loves the personal interaction with clients and being able to help them with difficult personal and emotional circumstances.

Annie James


Annie qualified as a Private Client solicitor in 2016 and joined Goughs in February 2020. She specialises in the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, preparation and administration of Trusts, and the administration of Estates. Annie prides herself on taking the time to really understand the needs and priorities of her clients.

Rochelle Graham


Rochelle qualified as a Private Client solicitor in September 2019 after gaining valuable experience in the Private Client team. She is now a year qualified and continues to develop and further her knowledge of Private client work.

Luchia Hirst

Associate Solicitor

Luchia has been practicing Private Client law for close to 8 years, and really enjoys the client contact and hands-on nature of this area of practice.

Dawn Moir

Partner (TEP)

Dawn joined in 2003 and became a partner in 2004. Whilst Dawn supports her team with all aspects of estate planning and estate administration, her particular areas of expertise are later life planning & support, and trust creation & administration, including all things tax.

Phillip Bolton

Partner & Head of Private Wealth

Phillip is a Partner and Head of the Private Wealth Team at the firm. His practice encompasses all aspects of private client work, with a particular interest in complex Wills, wealth preservation, tax mitigation, and estate planning.

Emma Taylor

Partner & Head of Private Client

Emma began her life at Goughs in 2008 as a Solicitor. Now, with over 15 years of experience, she is a Partner and Head of the Private Client Department. Emma deals with all areas of Private Client work but has a particular interest in Trusts and Complex Property Ownership.

Trish Watkins

Senior Associate (FCILEx)

As a Private Client lawyer, Trish always had a strong empathy for the elderly and vulnerable and prides herself in being able to engage with them and support them through what can be very difficult times.

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