"Money often costs too much" Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contested Wills, Trusts & Probate

Why choose mediation?

Regardless of whether financial and estate planning arrangements have been put in place or not, unfortunately conflict can occur concerning the consequences of decisions particularly when someone has died. Commonly these disputes concern wills, trusts and the administration of a deceased’s estate known as “contested probate”. Such disputes are often best managed through mediation, particularly where the cost of taking a case to court will have a disproportionate impact on the funds available.

With an eighty percent success rate, mediation is a highly effective form of dispute resolution. It not only saves costs, but also limits the emotional and personal toll for individuals and families enabling them to maintain control of the outcome and resolving the dispute in just one day.

Some of the most common wills, trusts and probate disputes suitable for mediation include:


Challenges to a will regarding:


Challenges to the establishment of a trust can involve:

Or in respect of the administration of the trust by its trustees disputes may relate to:


Contested probate disputes may arise from:

Whatever the nature of your wills, trusts or probate dispute our experienced lawyer mediators can assist you to reach a resolution.

What do I do next?

You can select a mediator from our TEAMS and make contact to discuss your needs.

Please CONTACT us, if you and the other party needing mediation services are unable to agree on a mediator and you both need us to appoint a mediator from our team on your behalf. Some information about our “Appointment Service” can be found HERE

Judith Hogarth

Faiza Alleg Dolivet

Elizabeth Bilton

Byron Tyson

Kevin Smyth

Neil Boothroyd

Ann Allen Encontre

Helen Johnson

Appointment service required:

Tim Carter

Sheila Gooderham