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Trust and Proprietary Estoppel Claims

Wills, Trusts and Probate

Trust and Proprietary Estoppel Claims

Claims in relation to Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel may occur when an individual has been promised part of the deceased’s estate but is unwittingly omitted from the will.

While the wording may appear difficult and confusing to understand, our experts are ready to explain any legal jargon in clear and simple English.

Prior to death, an individual may have agreed with someone that they will inherit land in their estate and unwittingly not included the agreement within their will. This can then lead to strained relations between the person who was relying on this agreement and the beneficiaries of the will.

A proprietary estoppel claim essentially means enforcing the deceased’s broken promise. To prove proprietary estoppel, an individual must show there was an assurance by the deceased and that they have since relied upon this agreement, resulting in a detrimental outcome.

An example of how this situation could occur is whereby an individual renovates a property on the assurance that they will inherit said property. The individual may then wish to make a claim if they relied on this statement but did not inherit the estate.

Whether you are making or facing a claim for proprietary estoppel, you can take comfort in knowing that Giles Wilson’s property dispute solicitors have a wealth of experience in this area.

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Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we have won awards at the Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards. We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson