Will Dispute Solicitors & Contested Probate Lawyers

The wills, trusts and estates solicitors at Lupton Fawcett are experienced in handling difficult, emotionally charged situations. Our aim is to make often extremely distressing issues as pain-free as possible.

We have one of the UK’s leading teams in this area of law and have extensive experience in dealing with the following types of disputes:

In particular, in recent years we have acted for clients in respect of:

  • A multi-million-pound claim involving a conflict between a Will made in England and another Will made in a different European country;
  • Successfully challenging a Will made by a dementia sufferer that excluded one of the testator’s children from the Will all together;
  • In a landmark and well reported case, obtaining an award for a client for the entire net proceeds of the testator’s estate on the basis of a proprietary estoppel.

Whichever side we represent, we strive to help our clients to achieve a settlement out of court where possible. However, if a settlement is not possible we have the necessary experience to take claims to trial. Where litigation is necessary, we will assist our clients to bring their disputes to court quickly and efficiently.

Many members of our specialist contentious probate team our members of ACTAPS, the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.

So as to help you understand some of the terms often involved with Wills and estates, take a look at our glossary of common terms.  If you have any questions, take a look at our “Frequently Asked Questions” below, or get in touch today.

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We provide advice on a wide range of legal issues to clients around Yorkshire and beyond from our offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield. For an initial discussion about your case, contact one of our specialist solicitors today using the enquiry form on this page.

Sam (Hirst) represented me and my family in connection with some issues with my late fathers estate. We found Sam to be a good listener and could rely on her to come up with solutions to resolve the issues we faced, she was professional and reassuring at all times. Sam made a very hard time much easier to deal with and I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation


I strongly recommend and can provide references to anyone thinking of hiring Sam (Hirst) to help navigate a probate / family dispute. She is calm, expert and always on point. She is a complete star of a solicitor and I cannot recommend her more highly. Very satisfied clients.


Sam (Hirst) is one of the best probate dispute lawyers I have ever come across. Sam's ability to calmly stride through complex legal and family issues - is a rare talent. She is also responsive, caring and cost aware at all time. A superb mix and I was very lucky to find her for my client.


I highly recommend Sam (Hirst) for conduct of family inheritance / property disputes. We would have been lost without her calm and wise manner. It is obvious from the get go that she is used to dealing with contested matters between relatives. Sam's expertise and practical approach was both reassuring and effective to achieve the resolution that was in the best interests of everyone. She was also 100% accurate with her costs estimate! Very happy client, thank you Sam!"


They handle terrific work and it is a joy to be working on a case when the whole team is working together to achieve superb results.

Legal 500 2019

A team that works together extremely well and has considerable depth.

Legal 500 2019

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

Having advised and supported many local families, individuals and businesses, we are proud to offer clients a dedicated service from specialist solicitors who are experts in their field:

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