Below are a number of inheritance disputes case studies written by our specialist inheritance dispute lawyers.

These real life case studies showcase the range of successful inheritance dispute claims we have handled and the variety of contentious probate work we undertake.

If you have an inheritance dispute involving issues that are similar to those highlighted in a case study then please feel free to contact the lawyer direct for further details of the inheritance disputes services we can provide.

The inheritance disputes case studies published on this site represent only a very small fraction of all the claims we have dealt with over the course of the many years we have specialised in this area of law. So even if you cannot find a case study that precisely matches your own circumstances then please contact us as the chances are that at least one member of our team will have dealt with a similar claim.

Call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1599 or send an email to us at info@inheritancedisputes.co.uk

  • What can you do if you are left out of a will? This is a case study of a man who was left out of a will and the legal action that was taken to recover the inheritance he was entitled to receive. We...
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  • This case study looks at bringing an inheritance claim against your father's estate Our free legal helpline recently received a call from a woman about bringing an inheritance claim against her...
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  • Claim against mother's will succeeds after we prove that the will is invalid We recently represented a daughter in a claim against her late mother's will. The daughter approached us to bring a...
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  • Cohibitee inheritance claim success: our client wins his claim for his late partner's property Our client brought his cohabitee inheritance claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and...
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  • Case study of a contested will claim we recently defended  Defending a contested will claim calls for specialist legal advice. We are highly experienced in defending inheritance claims and have a...
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  • Inheritance dispute lawyer, Naomi Ireson, is experienced in defending inheritance claims. In this case study she looks at how she helped a beneficiary who was facing a multi-party inheritance claim...
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  • Brief case study of a successful inheritance claim made by a stepdaughter against her stepfather's estate. We recently represented a woman who made a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for...
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  • We have recently settled an inheritance claim on behalf of a cohabitee shortly before the trial was due to take place. We were asked to deal with the claim when the client's previous solicitors...
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  • Inheritance claim lawyer, Naomi Ireson, has been successful in a claim brought on behalf of a cohabitee The inheritance claim was made by our client, Mrs M, against the estate of her late partner...
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  • Inheritance dispute specialist, Naomi Ireson, recently settled an inheritance claim made by a daughter against her mother's estate after her mother's will was automatically revoked by marriage. The...
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  • With inheritance claims by adult children being heavily featured in the news over recent months we bring you news of one such claim that ended with a happy outcome for our client. The case serves as...
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  • We have successfully represented Mrs N in a claim against her late mother’s estate under the Inheritance Act. The defendants to the disputed will claim were the two professional executors and Mrs N’s...
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  • We accepted instructions from Mr B just one week before the time limit for his Inheritance Act claim was due to expire. Mr B contacted inheritance dispute specialist, Naomi Ireson, as he was...
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  • What are the inheritance rights of a fiancé or cohabitee? Inheritance dispute lawyer, Naomi Ireson, represented Ms D in a claim against her late fiancé’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for...
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  • Inheritance dispute lawyer, Naomi Ireson, helps client win an inheritance claim against his partner’s estate.  Mr D's partner had died intestate (without a Will). The consequence of this was that...
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  • Case study of an Inheritance Act claim handled by Slee Blackwell Solicitors. We represented Mrs H in an Inheritance Act claim against her late husband’s estate. The estate was, in legal terms,...
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  • Mr M contacted Inheritance Dispute lawyer, Naomi Ireson, to act for him on a No Win, No Fee basis in a claim against his late wife’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants...
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  • We were instructed by Mrs W on a No Win, No Fee basis to challenge the validity of her late aunt’s Will on the following grounds: (a) that the Deceased lacked testamentary capacity; (b) that the...
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  • Defending a challenge to a will: Case study of a beneficiary who successfully defended a claim against a will.  Mr E contacted us when he was faced with a caveat that had been entered against an...
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  • Case study of a discretionary trust dispute that we successfully resolved by making an Inheritance Act claim Mrs W died in July 2011 leaving a Will dated 30th November 2004. Mr W, her son, was one...
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  • Two grandchildren succeed in inheritance claim against grandfather's estate.   We recently represented two young people, aged 16 and 18, in an inheritance claim against the estate of their maternal...
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  • Mrs O brought a claim against the estate of her father, Mr M, for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Mr M died in September 2010. He...
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  • Daughter challenges mother's will that had left everything to her step father. Here's what happened. Mrs K brought a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 on...
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  • Mrs C brought a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (an IPFDA claim) on the basis that the Will of her late father, Mr C, failed to make reasonable financial...
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  • Mr B died unexpectedly of a heart attack on 13 July 2008. At the time of his death he was married to Mrs B. They first met in around 1983 and had been married since 4 April 1994. The couple had three...
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  • Daughter's inheritance claim against her dad's invalid will   We acted for a daughter in a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 against her late father’s estate...
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