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Wills and Probate Solicitors

Awards and Recommendations for the Wills and Probate Department
Duncan Lewis - Legal 500

With "expertise in both contentious and non-contentious trusts and probate mandates, Duncan Lewis Solicitors is often involved in estate distribution, proprietary estoppel, and property transfers." The Wills and Probate practice "offer a strategic and practical approach to all contentious probate and inheritance claims, delivering a standard of service we can expect from one of London’s top law firms. The team is described by clients in The Legal 500 UK 2024 as "strategic, knowledgeable, approachable and supportive".

Legal 500 2024 Edition.
Contentious Trusts and Probate / South East

The "excellent all-round" Wills and Probate team "bring an impressive range of deep and disparate experience" to contentious probate matters and specialise in handling Powers of Attorney and proprietary estoppel claims. The "personal touch" provided by the team is "second to none" - they "combine excellent legal knowledge with a practice and down-to-earth attitude".

Legal 500 2023 Edition.
Contentious Trusts and Probate / South East

“Duncan Lewis Solicitors advises on the full range of contentious trust and probate matters, including probate disputes, claims concerning the transfer of property, proprietary estoppel, and estate distribution. The team speaks a combined a total of seven languages and if, required, can draw on talent from its network of office across the UK to provide additional geographic coverage. Director of the department Caroline Roche leads on contentious probate matters and specialises in handling Powers of Attorney and proprietary estoppel claims. Associate solicitor Samantha Fennah joined the team in September 2020...”

Legal 500 2022 Edition.
Contentious trusts and probate / South East

“The 'very professional' team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors has expertise in a wide range of contentious probate matters, advising both local and international high-net-worth individuals. A number of members of the team are multilingual, with seven languages shared across three team members.”

Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Contentious Trusts and Probate / South East

Duncan Lewis - Trusted Guidance for Probate, Wills, and Will Writing Services.


Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate solicitors offer expert legal advice on all matters relating to making a will and estate administration, including:


  • Obtaining a grant of probate
  • Providing beneficiaries with advice on taxation matters
  • Dealing with legacies to minors
  • Protecting assets from possible creditors and taxation
  • Litigation (contesting a will)


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms, able to offer a comprehensive and personal service to clients - our Wills and Probate team specialists have expert knowledge on drawing up wills, inheritance tax, family law and property law.


Drawing up a will or administering an estate can both be highly emotional experiences – Duncan Lewis Probate solicitors offer clear and focused advice to clients at what is often a difficult time, when financial matters may be the last thing on a client’s mind.


Our experts can advise under the law of England and Wales – or Duncan Lewis can also advise on Islamic wills and inheritance matters.


A Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate specialist lawyer will manage the administration and distribution of the estate, relieving clients of the stress of worrying about their loved one’s wishes at what is already a distressing time.


Whether you require an expert will drafting service, inheritance tax planning advice, need help with the administration of a will, or require advice on a contested will, Duncan Lewis Probate lawyers can guide you through the options – and make sure that the future of your family is secure and your wishes are carried out.


The Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate department can advise on:


  • Contesting a will
  • Estate administration (probate/intestacy)
  • Writing or updating a will
  • Living wills, advice representation on all mental capacity matters
  • Mirror wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Family break up wills
  • Making a will and children
  • Making a will – trust and trustees
  • Wills – donating to charity
  • Wills tenants in common
  • Statutory wills and trusts
  • Dealing with an estate
  • Applications to the Court of Protection
  • Compensation protection services (trusts)
  • Elderly and vulnerable care (for people concerned about care home fees and protecting their inheritance)
  • Trusts


Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate solicitors are often able to offer fixed fees for wills and probate services – with competitively-priced hourly rates for contentious probate matters.


For expert legal advice on wills and probate, call Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409


Call us now on 033 3772 0409 or click here to send online enquiry.
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