Negligence of will drafters or administrators
Our initial assessment following your email enquiry is free.
If it is agreed that we need some more information before we can establish whether you have a valid case we will agree a reasonable fixed fee to make initial enquiries on your behalf. This sum is payable in advance and can be made by card over the telephone.
Once we have the relevant information we can then assess the viability of your matter. If there is a case to pursue we can then discuss the options available, including NO WIN NO FEE and private paying. Regrettably, we are unable to take legally aided cases.
We will also discuss the funding options at this point. If it is more appropriate to charge on a private basis we will endeavour to agree a fixed fee with you.
You may be able to contest a will if you feel it has been drafted negligently. Examples of will drafting negligence include where a solicitor:
Failed to reflect the deceased's wishes in his/her will to the detriment of a beneficiary.
All or part of the will was so poorly drafted that the deceased's wishes could not be construed or there were contradictory clauses.
Drafted a will in which some of the legal formalities were not met eg as to execution, mental capacity.
Took too long to draft a will and the deceased died before it was executed.
Alternatively, it could be a claim by a beneficiary against a professional executor / administrator (which could be a solicitor but may be a bank or other professional organisation) for mishandling the assets eg failed to invest them properly.
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