Our specialist team at Fosters Solicitors is here to help you bring or defend a claim brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act 1975.

When someone dies, certain categories of person connected to the deceased can apply to the court on the basis a will (or intestacy if there is no will) does not make reasonable financial provision for that claimant. There are time limits in which to bring claims, so delay can be perilous.

At Fosters we routinely help family members and other dependents to seek reasonable financial provision in circumstances in which they have been overlooked.

We also act for those having to defend this type of claim, such as beneficiaries that would be affected by a variation to the provisions in a will, and personal representatives with responsibility for administering estates according to the law.

How we can help

Our experienced and skilled litigators, recognised in this field, will support and guide you through the dispute resolution process in a professional manner. We focus on resolving disputes quickly and proportionately without the need to resort to the expense of litigation if it can be avoided. If a court ordered remedy is the only realistic solution, we will ensure you get the advice and assistance you need.

We aim to give you the perspective you need to make informed decisions about how to move forward. We are happy to have an initial phone discussion, without obligation on you, to ascertain how best we can assist. We offer initial consultations to new clients at reduced rates, providing face-to-face or virtual meeting advice, followed up in writing.

Specialist advice

Our Partner, Chris Fielding, who holds full member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the principal organisation dedicated to promoting expertise in this niche area, specialises in this complex field of law, regularly supporting clients wishing to bring or defend claims.

He is recommended in The Legal 500 UK as “empathetic and forensic in his analysis“.

Chris Fielding
This was a complex and sensitive case and emotive for me as a client. Chris Fielding was empathic and forensic in his analysis.
The Legal 500 UK 2022

Our litigation & dispute resolution team