Specialist solicitors helping charities deal with legacy disputes nationwide.

We will assess any legacy dispute free of charge and consider its suitability for No Win, No Fee funding.

Welcome to Legacy Disputes

A fresh approach to dealing with disputed legacies in the charity sector

Legacydisputes.co.uk is a specialist legal service from award-winning solicitors, Slee Blackwell, developed by Legal 500 recommended contentious trusts and probate lawyer, Naomi Ireson.

It offers a fresh, new option for charities, and not-for-profit and community-based organisations who find themselves involved in a legacy dispute.

We focus on resolving disputes cost-effectively, balancing the competing demands on those in the charity sector to protect legacy income without incurring disproportionate legal costs.

Unlike most solicitors specialising in legacy disputes, we offer a No Win, No Fee funding option. This funding method is particularly popular with trustees who wish to ensure that their economic stewardship of the organisation cannot be criticised.

By retaining specialist lawyers who make no charge if the legacy dispute is not resolved on terms that are favourable to the charity, trustees and those involved in governance are fully able to satisfy their fiduciary duties.

Naomi heads a team of eight qualified lawyers, all specialising exclusively in contentious probate law. Partner Hayley Bundey is a member of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists), while consultant Jessica Ross sits on the Executive Committee of the Charity Law Association.

We are sensitive to issues that might affect an organisation’s reputation and take this into account when handling disputes. Again, No Win, No Fee funding can be a positive attribute, as it avoids criticisms that charitable funds are being wasted when disputes do not go in the charity’s favour.

We offer a free consultation service and will carry out a bespoke risk assessment of any legacy dispute, completely free of charge.

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