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Helping with Will disputes 

We’ll help you work it out.


Specialist probate solicitors in Milton Keynes.

When you feel you’ve been excluded from a will, and are worried about missing out on an inheritance you believe you’re entitled to, it can be hard to know where to turn. We can help you get clarity over your Probate rights and help you resolve the situation. But time is not on your side, so you need specialist legal support, as soon as possible.

Did you know that there is a strict (and short) time limit on when you can dispute a Will? This means it’s vital that you get expert advice straight away.

We understand the grieving process is difficult enough, without having the burden of contesting a will. This is likely to be a distressing time, but rest assured our expert solicitors will treat the case with the utmost tact and sensitivity.


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What is Contentious Probate?

Contentious Probate, also known as a Disputed Will, is a disagreement over the validity of a will, or inheritance. The dispute could arise from feeling the Will didn’t leave you what you were promised, or what your felt you deserved. A dispute can also arise if someone is worried about how the Will was made.

The most common Contentious Probate situation is where a cohabitating couple don’t have an adequate will, meaning that when one dies, the surviving person is excluded from the will. Some examples of this could be if there was no will at all, if the will was outdated and never renewed, or the will didn’t include the partner. There are many more reasons a Contentious Probate suit could arise; these are just a few examples of a complex subject.

Who can contest a Will?

Contesting a will can be complicated, but broadly, you must fit into one of these categories to have a case:

  • the spouse of the person who has passed away
  • a former spouse of the person who has passed away (but only if you haven’t
  • a partner who lived with the deceased for over two years, immediately before they died
  • a child of the person who passed away
  • a person who was treated as a child of the family by the person who passed away
  • someone who was supported financially by the person who died

Do you think you have a claim for Contentious Probate?

Contentious Probate is one of the more complicated areas of the law, especially if you
haven’t needed the services of a solicitor before. That’s why you need a probate litigation specialist to help you understand the process and the steps you need to take. When you need an impartial expert to step in and ease the overwhelming feelings of grief and perhaps anger, at being left out of a Will can cause, we can help.


When you need impartial advice from a team of expert probate solicitors in Milton Keynes, we are here for you. With over 15 years of specialised probate experience, we will advise you about whether you potentially have a case, and on the steps you need to take to begin proceedings.
We’ll break it down into manageable steps, making it as simple as possible to ease the burden at this potentially distressing time.

If you think you’ve been left out of a Will, incorrectly, call us to find out how we can help. Or if you need advice when someone else is contesting a Will of a loved one, call us for advice. We’ll help make the Contentious Probate process as straightforward and quick as possible.


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Meet our probate and litigation law specialists

Gina Khera

Associate Solicitor

Gina Khera is a valued member of our team of Milton Keynes solicitors, with 16 years of experience working mainly for large companies and the health care sector. A litigation lawyer by background, she has a wealth of experience representing both claimants and defendants.

With a degree in Accounting and Finance from The Nottingham Business School, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law, followed by the Legal Practice Course, she’s a highly qualified solicitor. Gina provides pragmatic, concise advice, resulting in effective solutions for her clients.

Gina moved into Private Client practice in 2018, using her financial background in combination with her litigation experience to provide clients across Milton Keynes and beyond with estate planning advice, including Wills, Probate, Family Dependency cases and Powers of Attorney.

She is also able to offer advice to clients whose first language is Punjabi.

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