Contentious Probate

Your probate dispute experts – here for you when you need us most.

Losing a loved one is always difficult. At such an emotional time, having to manage their last wishes and financial affairs is even more difficult. Issues can arise with many estates but it will be important to you and those around you to ensure that your loved one’s last wishes are carried out properly.

Although none of us would want to do it, probate is something that most people have to deal with at some stage in their lives. And nothing can prepare you for the emotional challenges you may face.

That’s when you need to rely on expert probate solicitors who can guide you and your family through the process sympathetically but also ensuring your loves one’s wishes are honoured.

Our friendly, flexible contentious probate team has vast experience in acting for personal representatives of estates and for disappointed beneficiaries in Carlisle, Cumbria and across the rest of the country. We’re here to help when you need us.

Call our contentious probate experts now on 01228 888 999 or get in touch.


You may be a personal representative appointed under a Will faced with a claim by a disappointed family member. Or you may have expected to benefit under a Will only to find out that in fact you receive nothing.

There may be concerns over the validity of a will, or an individual who has enjoyed financial support during the deceased’s lifetime does not benefit under the Will.

Each case is fact specific and we can advise on which cases should be fought and which conceded with the emphasis on achieving cost-effective settlement without the need for Court proceedings.

And of course, you’ll benefit from the attention to detail for which Bell Park Kerridge is renowned, as well as our personal touch.


All families are different and no two contentious probate cases are the same. That’s why you need expert solicitors who will treat you as individuals and who will work with you and your family to get the outcome you need.

There are a number of ways of funding your case which we would be pleased to discuss in more detail, including hourly rates and fixed price quotations for agreed levels of investigation and advice.

A personal touch, attention to detail and expert solicitors on your side. Call our contentious probate team now on 01228 888999 or get in touch.