Inheritance Act 1975 Claims

London Contested Wills Solicitors, Disputed Estates

Many people believe they were unfairly deprived of an inheritance. Only some of them have valid legal claims.

The lawyers at Rollingsons Solicitors will speak with you at no charge and tell you in a straightforward manner whether or not you have a claim under the Inheritance Act 1975. We need to assess many factors, including your relationship to the deceased person, whether or not there was a Will, whether the Will was valid and whether you were dependent on the deceased wholly or partially for your financial support.

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About the Inheritance Act 1975

The Inheritance Act allows certain people to make a claim on the estate if they did not receive "reasonable financial provision" in the Will or under the rules of intestacy, which govern the distribution of estate assets if no Will or no valid Will exists. Claims must be made within six months from the date of the grant of representation being issued to the personal representatives to enable them to administer the estate.

Who Can Make a Claim?

Only certain parties are eligible to make a claim on an estate under the Inheritance Act. These are:

  • Spouses or civil partners
  • Former spouses or former civil partners who have not remarried or entered into new civil partnerships
  • Children of the deceased
  • People who were treated as a child of the deceased
  • Anyone who was wholly or partly maintained by the deceased

Our solicitors are experienced in pursuing Inheritance Act claims. We have successfully resolved disputes and obtained significant awards for our clients.

If you are worried about covering the costs of making a claim, then we can discuss a payment plan with you. Rollingsons Solicitors may be able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement to assist in funding your case.

To speak to one of our lawyers please call 020 7611 4843 or contact Neil Acheson-Gray, Head of the Department.

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Wills, Probate & Inheritance Team

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Neil Acheson-Gray 020 7611 4848
Aoife McCauley 020 76114848


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