Inheritance Act claims

The death of a loved one is always traumatic and the impact can be particularly distressing if you are dependent on them financially. If there is no Will, or no or inadequate financial provision has been made for you, we can tell you how to claim an inheritance.


The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 protects spouses, children, co-habitants and dependants. There is a time limit for bringing an inheritance act claim – whilst the Court can extend this in certain circumstances, a claim must normally be commenced within six months of the date of the grant of probate. You should therefore obtain legal advice quickly if you believe you can bring a claim against the deceased’s estate.


The court will assess your inheritance act dispute objectively: your circumstances will be weighed against the value of the estate and the needs and resources of other beneficiaries.


We will provide expert legal advice throughout your Inheritance Act claim and help you secure a successful outcome.


Our specialist trust and estates disputes team has vast experience. We understand the legal and practical issues, and appreciate that making a claim is difficult when the result affects other family members or close friends.


Whatever your circumstances, we settle disputes quickly and amicably. We act decisively when needed, but also operate in a sensitive, conciliatory manner that keeps family members onside.


Call us today for a free no obligation consultation. We will talk things through and find the best way to resolve your Inheritance Act dispute as painlessly as possible.


In many cases we can arrange fixed fees, deferred payments, or work on a no win, no fee basis.