Will Negligence by Solicitors

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Although it is surely the last thing you would be wanting to deal with when you are suffering bereavement, mistakes in the drafting of a will can sometimes be made. Therefore it is important to know what to do if you think a will has been drafted incorrectly.

Laws regarding professional negligence are constantly evolving so it is vitally important to get advice from legal professionals that specialise in this area of law, so that you know exactly what recourse may be available to you.

Here at Keoghs Nicholls Lindsell and Harris our dedicated team of negligence solicitors are hugely experienced, and are here to help if you think a solicitor may have been negligent when preparing a Will.

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There are many ways in which a solicitor may be negligent in preparing a ill.  There are some common examples.

  • Undue delay in the preparation or execution of a will
  • Mistakes in the execution of a will
  • Negligent or incorrect tax advice
  • Negligence relating to the deceased’s state of mind or mental capacity at the time of making the will (issues relating to dementia or similar conditions for instance)
  • The will was drafted under “undue Influence”; this relates to a situation in which it is suspected or believed that the deceased may have been pressured at the time of giving instructions for or signing the will

If any of the above situations are affecting you, or indeed if there is any other concern that you may have regarding the proper drafting of a will, then it is now time to contact our specialist negligence team for advice.

We’ll advise you on what options are available and on what to do next. We can also advise you on whether you are eligible for Legal Aid, or offer other finance options such as a Conditional Fee Agreement (essentially “No win, No Fee).

All initial consultations are free and at no obligation. Just give us a call or use our online contact form and we can help you get things resolved.

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