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Civil & Commercial Mediation Services

Our Probate Mediators

7 of our mediators specialise in wills and probate disputes, click on the arrows below to view all of our wills and probate dispute mediators, click on READ MORE to view an individual mediators full CV.

  • Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji

    The lead Mediator and Director of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited is Harvinder Singh Bhurji


    Dr Michael Butterworth

    I am available to undertake all aspects of Commercial, Civil and Community mediation

  • Carolyn Graham

    She works cross sector and has mediated a wide range of disputes especially employment and workplace


    Michael Mccourt

    His experience covers a wide range of civil, property, building, and ownership disputes.

  • Frances Place

    Founded and managed Family Mediation Department at Lyons Davidson for 11 years


    Umran Sadiq

    Umran has a wide range of experience in general civil and commercial litigation

  • Louisa Taylor

    Louisa is an experienced and highly competent mediator with a background in private equity

  • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 disputes
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 disputes
  • Contesting a will, their validity & legitimacy
  • Mental capacity disputes
  • Allegations of fraud
  • Allegations of executors acting inappropriately
  • Power of attorney disputes

Commercial Wills & Probate Disputes

Probate Mediation. Sadly at the time of a bereavement disputes can surface, issues can be further complicated when somebody dies intestate (without making a will).

As the typical dynamics of a family have changed. Over time this usually allows for others not directly linked to the family to bring claims also. At a time when families should be mourning and pulling together they can be fighting over who gets what. Jeopardising the value of the estate, which quite commonly has little if anything left in it. Once the legal fees that have been racked up have been paid.

Probate mediation not only resolves inheritance, wills  and probate disputes quickly. It also observes confidentially, and can also address family issues, and go someway to mending past fallouts.

Case Studies

  • Inheritance Probate Disputes

    Inheritance and probate dispute mediation, the claimant claimed to be the executor named in the last will of her late mother whereby all assets, with a value of approximately £4,277,000 went to her. The defendants who were 3 other children of the deceased who would have benefited under earlier wills and codicils claimed that their late mother lacked testamentary capacity at the time of that last will, and that the previous will which benefited all of them more or less equally should stand.