Rights on deaths and illness

Circumstances and cultures are changing in the modern world, so to reflect this we’ve developed our services to meet the needs of threatened and vulnerable people.

Death and illness result in difficulties, disagreements and disputes which are sometimes not properly addressed because of the trauma, sadness and distress that the event causes.

Our advice about rights on death and illness

We advise families and individuals of their rights and options at these difficult times, including:

  • Deputyship Orders to protect an individual who has lost capacity but hasn’t already created a Power of Attorney
  • Statutory Wills to help individuals who have lost capacity but have failed to make a Will
  • Disputes and disagreements relating to Deputyship Orders and Statutory Wills
  • Inheritance disputes in respect of the validity of a Will including:
    • incorrect signature or execution
    • lack of mental capacity
    • undue influence
    • forgery
  • Disputes over the provision and legacies under a Will with reference to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Disagreements over lifetime gifts/agreements that are not included in the Will
  • Arguments over the Burial and Internment arrangements
  • Disputes between Executors and Beneficiaries
  • Disputes between Trustees and Beneficiaries

Who to contact

If you would like more information in respect of this service including details of fees and expenses and an idea of the process involved and how to get started then please contact:

Reading office:

Shirah Blackwood
Tel: 0118 975 6622 / 01491 570900

Jessica Williams
Tel: 0118 975 6622 / 01491 570900

Priya Sharma
Tel: 0118 975 6622 / 01491 570900

Henley-on-Thames office:

Elizabeth Moffit
Tel: 01491 570900