#006 – Contesting Wills and Estate Disputes

In this podcast episode, the host Stefan and guest Kirsty Brealey, Special Counsel at Coulter Legal and an accredited specialist in Wills & Estates, discuss Contesting Wills and Estate Disputes. The conversation starts with an introduction to the topic and the distinction between contesting a will on the grounds of the validity of a will or seeking further provision. Kirsty explains who is eligible to contest a will and the circumstances that would make a claim ‘good’. She outlines the factors that are taken into account, such as the financial need, moral obligation, relationship with the deceased, financial resources of other beneficiaries, and many more. Finally, Kirsty explains the legal process involved in initiating a claim and how strategic informal negotiations may lead to early dispute resolution.