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Negligent Will Drafting


In preparing a Will, all professionals (whether a solicitor or Will drafter) owe a duty of care, not only to the person who is making the Will, but also to the intended beneficiaries under the Will.

If an intended beneficiary under a Will is deprived of their benefit then they may be entitled to bring a claim in negligence against the solicitor or Will drafter concerned.

Examples of negligence in this context include unreasonable delay on the part of the drafter in preparing a Will such that the maker dies before executing his or her Will. Other examples include a failure to ensure that the person making the gift was entitled to leave the property in question by will.

If you are concerned that a Will may have been negligently drafted please get in touch with Dispute a Will on
0800 975 2166, or email via the contact page.

We will often ask you to complete a short questionnaire to provide us with basic information about the circumstances.

Our team will consider your claim and let you know if they can assist and what the possible cost implication might be for you.

You will receive a telephone call from Dispute a Will following the completion of the questionnaire. We aim to respond to all questionnaires within 7 working days of receipt.

If Dispute a Will think it appropriate, we will provide a fixed fee interview with a view to providing initial advice as to whether the matter should be pursued and, if so, the terms upon which we can act for you.

We are experienced in handling all kinds of Will Disputes and can minimise the financial and emotional costs of resolving them.


For further advice and help please do contact Dispute A Will 0800 9752166 or email vie the contact page

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