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Contentious Probate Solicitors

If you don’t understand what Contentious Probate means, don’t worry - you’re not alone.

It is a legal term which simply means a disagreement, usually relating to an inheritance or Will, which arises following the death of a family member or friend.

At Lanyon Bowdler we understand that disagreements like this can cause a lot of worry at what is already a very difficult time.

Our team is friendly and approachable with a proven track record of getting things sorted quickly and efficiently. They can explain everything in a clear, easy to understand manner, helping you through disputes with sensitivity, speed and assurance.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Ludlow and Hereford, which means we can deal with queries from across Shropshire, Wales, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire and The Marches.

If you are worried about how much legal services may cost, please feel free to contact us to talk about our wide range of pricing options, which include fixed fees as well as service level guarantees which demonstrates our commitment to the level of service we are able to offer.

Contentious Probate Services

Our team is experienced in dealing with all types of will and inheritance disputes.

The team can help challenge a will’s validity (known as Validity Claims), and make sure you can claim what you were entitled to in a will (known as Financial Provision Claims).

They are also experts at helping people recover assets which may have been promised to them (known as Proprietary Estoppel), or dealing with mistakes or delays (known as Negligence or Rectification Claims).

In the unfortunate circumstances of a dispute about a will between beneficiaries, trustees or personal representatives, our specialists are experienced at dealing with disputes over trusts (known as Trust Disputes) and will work with you to find a solution.


The Contentious Probate team has been highlighted as one of the best in the region - the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 recognised the team at Tier Three in the West Midlands, saying "The team is headed by 'clear-headed litigator' and associate Claire Vale, who 'will go the extra mile to advance her client's case'."

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Associate solicitor Claire Vale leads the department and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) - only one other solicitor in the area is a member of ACTAPS.

Give us a call on 0800 464 0086 or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

You can also contact Claire on 01743 280211 or at the Shrewsbury office on 0800 652 3371.

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