How Much Does It Cost To Defend A Will?

You may think that defending a Will is likely to be costly and this may discourage you from making an enquiry, however there are funding options open to you and they are worth exploring.

You should also remember that we offer you a risk free, no obligation initial consultation so we can discuss your situation with you in detail and offer you advice on how you can proceed. This initial consultation is completely free of charge and even if you decide not to take things any further, you have not lost a penny.

What Options Are Available To Fund The Defence Of A Will?

The options open to you are a Conditional Fee Agreement, or private funding.

A Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA is more common known as a ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement. This means that if you do not win, then you do not pay any legal costs to us. You will need to purchase an insurance policy to protect yourself from your opponent’s legal costs in the event you lose though.

However if you win, you will be able to claim most of your legal costs from the losing party. Due to changes in the law in April 2013, you cannot now recover all of your legal costs and you may need to contribute. This should not stop you from defending the Will or estate though.

In the circumstances of the defence of an Estate, a win is defined as safeguarding the estate or defeating the claim against the Will partially or in full.

A Conditional Fee Agreement is a good option for you as it protects you against any legal costs should you lose your case.

Private funding is where you would pay us an hourly rate, but this not an option for many people. If you are successful and win, you should be able to claim these costs back from the losing party, but if you lose, you will also be liable for the other party’s costs too.

Why Choose HH Legal?

We will NEVER turn anyone away due to their inability to pay and we are happy to settle with you at the conclusion of your claim. Most of our costs will probably be able to be claimed back from the losing party.

Our experienced and specialist team of Wills and Probate solicitors will do all we can to bring the defence of the estate to as swift a conclusion as possible.