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Challenging A Will



What the book covers

Wills can be a very emotional and complicated subject. If you’re dealing with the death of someone close to you and are unhappy with the contents of their Will, you might not be sure what to do about it.

Our guide will help you understand whether or not you might have a case, and what the next steps are if you do.

  • Who can challenge a Will – Only certain interested parties have the legal right to challenge a Will. This guide will help you determine whether you do.
  • Could the Will be invalid? – Certain formalities have to be met in order for a Will to be considered valid. You’ll learn what to look out for and which factors to consider.
  • Types of Will challenges – There are two types of challenge that can be brought on a Will. The right route for you will depend on the specific circumstances of your situation.
  • How the process works – You’ll find answers to key questions including what the first steps are, how long the process might take and how much it could cost.

About The Author

Rachel Roche
Rachel Roche is a private client solicitor with particular expertise in dealing with wills and contentious probate. She regularly advises families or executors who are dealing with a dispute.

Nicola Phillipson
Nicola Phillipson TEP is a barrister who specialises in contentious probate and inheritance act claims. She acts for beneficiaries, applicants and executors in order to help them reach a favourable decision in court.