We are one of few firms outside London to have a dedicated full-time contentious probate team. Although this is a complex and specialist area of law we have a strong track record of providing of achieving the right outcomes for our clients. Our team is able to advise you in clear terms with minimal jargon.

We appreciate that the dispute may be emotionally involved for you and we are therefore committed to resolving your matter as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. We find that by tackling issues head on a significant proportion of cases can be settled without needing to involve the Courts, which reduces expense and stress.

Our experience has shown that it is usually possible to resolve a dispute without the need to take it to trial. Our key focus is to act speedily and add value to your position at all times to resolve the problem or issue you have.

We can help you

  • challenge the validity of a will – for instance the will was forged, there was a lack of capacity or the deceased was a victim of undue influence
  • bring a claim against an estate for financial provision under the Inheritance Act 1975
  • defend a claim brought against the estate where I am a beneficiary or Administrator
  • remove an Executor or Trustee
  • bring a claim for professional negligence
  • bring a claim for breach of trust
  • enforce a promise made to me by a deceased relative
  • receive advice about my role as Administrator of an estate
  • enter or remove a caveat


Kevin Lynch, Contentious Probate, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitors Birmingham
Kevin Lynch

Partner, Contentious Probate & Property Litigation

Andrew Hasnip, Private Client The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
Andrew Hasnip

Partner, Private Client

Jack Ackrill
Jack Ackrill

Solicitor, Will Disputes & Contentious Probate

Rupinder Sahota, Property Disputes Solicitor, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham
Rupinder Sahota

Solicitor, Property Litigation & Will Disputes

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Partnership is a well established Birmingham player offering Clients a credible alternative to the large national practices. The Firm’s strategy focuses particularly on owner managed businesses and on being a second supplier of specialist legal services to PLCs.

    - Legal 500