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  • Overview

    What service do we provide?

    Inheritance Act claims can arise where inadequate financial provision has been made for dependents under a will or as a result of there being no will. We can provide advice and assistance in all situations where a claim needs to be brought, or where a claim is threatened or proceedings are issued. We have experience in dealing with cases for claimants and defendants, and litigation involving children. We aim to ensure that disputes are settled as early as possible, thereby reducing costs and delay.

    The benefits of using a probate or a dispute resolution lawyer

    Claims can have a high financial cost and be damaging to family relationships, so whether you are making or defending a claim, consulting us early on in the process is essential. There are also strict time limits to be observed, and only certain categories of people can bring claims.

    Reducing the cost of Inheritance Act claims

    The best solution financially and emotionally is to avoid expensive and damaging court proceedings. We look at a number of possibilities.

    • Is the claimant entitled to bring a claim?
    • How strong is the case?
    • Has the claim been brought in time?
    • What assets can the Court take into account?
    • Can the case be settled before even starting court proceedings?
    • What about mediation?
    • Can we share the costs risk under a conditional fee agreement?
  • Related Client Stories

    Our Dispute Resolution team advised Executors on a claim brought by estranged family member

    We advised Executors on a claim brought by an estranged son of the deceased against the Estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

    Inheritance tax and the pension transfer window

    When a member has passed away, trustees and pension scheme administrators can usually exercise discretion over the distribution of death benefits due from a pension scheme.  More often than not when a trustee has exercised this discretion, the benefits fall outside of the estate for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes. 

  • Latest Updates

    Making use of the Residence Nil Rate Band

    The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) has been recently introduced and is only able to be claimed on estates where the deceased has died on or after 6 April 2017. The RNRB increases the amount which can pass free of Inheritance Tax on the death.

    Independent administrator service

    Independent administration is a service solicitors and families can use when there are recalcitrant executors, intractable differences of opinion or contested wills combined with a need to protect an element or the whole of a deceased’s estate.

    Law Commission’s consultation on the law of wills

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on the law of wills.

    Top 25 UK Law Firm

    We are pleased to receive, for another year, the accolade from eprivateclient of being listed as one of the Top 25 Law Firms in the UK.

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Clearly explained what was being done at every stage

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Efficient, effective, friendly and helpful.

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Sarah responded quickly and offered me sensible solution, and covered all the loop holes.

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Everyone has been extremely supportive throughout all the stages.

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As well as being highly efficient, great sensitivity has been evident during very emotional times.

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