Chester: 01244 354800
Liverpool: 0151 3210000
Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2024  
Solicitors in Chester and Liverpool

At DTM Legal, our Contentious Trusts and Probate team excels in managing disputes surrounding trusts and the estates of the deceased. Our extensive experience allows us to represent trustees, personal representatives, beneficiaries, and individuals seeking advice on the options available to them and the most effective way to protect their rights or challenge others’.


Our Approach – Contentious Trusts and Probate

Understanding the deeply personal nature of these disputes, we remain sensitive to all parties involved while keeping a commercially grounded perspective to secure the best outcomes. Family disputes can be particularly challenging; our team deploys its expertise to shield you from the most distressing aspects and ensures the matter is handled sensibly and with empathy.

Areas of Expertise

Breach of Trust Claims

We provide support when trustees fail to fulfil their obligations, ensuring that any breach of trust is addressed promptly to protect the interests of beneficiaries.

Contesting a Will

If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a will, we offer expert guidance to help you challenge its validity and navigate the complexities involved.

Mental Capacity

We advise on disputes where the mental capacity of the deceased at the time of creating or amending their will is in question, ensuring that the correct legal position is achieved.

Inheritance Disputes and Inheritance Act Claims

Our team handles disputes arising from perceived unfairness in will provisions, advising what the correct entitlement ought to be and explaining the options available in dealing with these types of distressing disputes.

Deceased Estates Disputes

We assist in resolving conflicts related to the administration of estates, ensuring that the estate is managed and distributed according to the deceased’s wishes.

Claims in Relation to Property

Disputes over property can be particularly contentious. We provide clear, pragmatic advice to resolve issues involving property rights and ownership within an estate.

Charities and Litigation

Our expertise extends to advising charities involved in disputes over legacies, ensuring that charitable gifts are protected appropriately when subject to challenge.

Costs and Funding

We offer transparent advice on the likely costs you will face and the funding options available to you, helping you understand and manage the financial aspects of your dispute.

Our Commitment

We work swiftly to identify solutions that minimise emotional distress and conflict. Our team prioritises alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid court whenever possible. If court proceedings are unavoidable, we provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout the process, keeping you fully informed of developments and options.

For more information and to make us your trusted legal partner, please contact Richard Thomas using the form below or call us at 01244 354 800 or 0151 321 000. Let DTM Legal assist you in navigating these complex disputes with sensitivity and professionalism.

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