Protecting Your Position – Caveats


Where a dispute is apparent, it is important the estate is not interfered with until the dispute is resolved.

When challenging the validity of a will or making a claim against an estate, it is important steps are taken to ensure the estate is not administered until the dispute is resolved.

To do this, you can lodge a caveat at the probate registry. This will prevent a person obtaining a Grant of Probate, which would then give them the power to begin administering the estate.

If you are an executor and you cannot administer an estate because of a caveat, we can advise on how to challenge a caveat by sending a “warning” to the Probate Registry.

The other party will then need to enter an “appearance”. This is not a physical appearance, but simply a further form that must be filed at the Probate Registry. If they do enter an appearance, then you may need to take court action to have the caveat removed.

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Further information about how we can help you with Will and Inheritance Probate Disputes:

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A member of our specialist team will be happy to help.

To discuss Protecting Your Position – Caveats issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at or call us today on +44(0)161 941 4000 to speak to a member of our team.

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