3PB Direct

Dealing with the administration of an estate can be stressful. Whether you are an executor or a beneficiary, our team of contentious probate solicitors are on hand to advise you on wills & estate disputes.

Our specialist probate barristers can help with any dispute, often referred to as a contentious probate’ case, surrounding issues such as a dispute relating to the administration of a deceased person’s estate, suitability of executors, the value of assets, the interpretation of a will, or dealing with difficult executors, actions by executors or feuding beneficiaries.

We aim to resolve contentious probate disputes quickly and cost-effectively and have significant experience in dealing with all manner of contentious probate issues.

Our experience includes:

  • bringing and defending applications under s.116 Senior Courts Act to pass over an executor;
  • bringing and defending applications under s.50 Administration of Justice Act 1985 to substitute or remove an executor;
  • applications to court for directions regarding the administration of an estate;
  • applications for delivery of goods held by executors;
  • citations to except or refuse probate and subpoenas to produce testamentary documents;
  • applications to issue and warn off caveats; and
  • applications for an account

Disputes between beneficiaries

Whether you feel you have been unfairly left out of a Will, not been adequately provided for, or you are acting as an executor and somebody else is contesting the Will, our specialist barristers can help.

We’ll always act in your best interests, listen to your concerns and wishes and provide timely advice. We recognise that you are no doubt going through a difficult time and we’ll always give sensible and practical advice to resolve any wills & estate disputes.

For help and advice please contact Mark Heath on +44 (0)3333 231 586 or email us.

Frequently asked questions

Yes of course. You don’t have to be ready to instruct a barrister to contact us. One of our experienced team of clerks will be happy to talk to you about your situation and whether you might need to instruct a lawyer; whether this be a solicitor, barrister or other legal adviser. Our clerks will […]

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We’ll be here every step of the way to support and guide you through the legal challenges at hand.

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Wills & Estate Disputes Barristers


Gavin Hamilton

Lawyer since 1979

Cheryl Jones

Lawyer since 1996

Amy Beddis

Lawyer since 2009