If you instructed your solicitor to administer an estate, trust or prepare a will or deed of trust and they acted negligently then you may be able to claim.
Alternatively you may be a beneficiary who has been deprived of a benefit from the estate, will or deed of trust as a result of negligence. If so then we can help.
To speak to a member of our professional negligence team, call us on 01924 457171 or fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll be in contact for a free consultation.
Examples of Trust and Administration of Estates Negligence
There are many ways a solicitor can act negligently. You may be entitled to compensation if your solicitor:
- Failed to obtain your full instructions so they understood what you were looking to achieve.
- Failed to understand the relevant law and provision.
- Failed to advise you whether the proposed course of action was legal, possible and if it would achieve your objectives.
- Failed to draft a trust deed, will or deed of variation correctly.
- Failed to ensure a will is validly signed and witnessed.
- Failed to adhere to the time limits when applying for a grant of probate or letter of administration.
- Failed to correctly identify your beneficiaries
- Failed to advise you on the correct distribution of an estate or trust.
- Failed to provide correct advice on inheritance tax, capital gains tax or income tax.
- Failed to advise you of the consequences of a beneficiary or their spouse witnessing a will.
These are not the only ways your solicitor may have neglected your case.
If you’d like to find out more or talk to a member of our professional negligence team, call us on 01924 457171 or fill out the enquiry form below.