Hardwicke’s practitioners have an unrivalled expertise in all forms of contentious probate and inheritance act claims. In respect of wills, members’ frequently encounter issues concerning testamentary capacity, forgery, rectification and undue influence.
As to the administration of estates, our experience includes disputes concerning caveats, the removal of trustees and executors and the remuneration of independent administrators. We also handle the problems associated with insolvent estates.
Inheritance Act claims are a further area of specialist knowledge most recently exemplified by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC’s appearance in the Supreme Court in the case of Ilott v Mitson  UKSC 17;  2 W.L.R. 979.