Raworths LLP
Wills, Trusts & Probate Disputes Wills, Trusts & Probate Disputes

Wills, Trusts & Probate Disputes


We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Matthew Hill

Head of Commercial Client Services and Head of Dispute Resolution

Jonathan Mortimer


When someone dies plans for those left behind may not have been made perhaps because the death was sudden or simply because the deceased did not make a will.  Even when plans have been made, the financial outcome may not be that which was intended or fair.  In the appropriate circumstances, it is possible to make a claim against an estate of a deceased individual if it fails to make adequate financial provision for you.

Further, if you have suspicions as to the circumstances in which the will was made enquiries can be made with the possibility of declaring the will of no effect.  Our experienced litigation lawyers within the Dispute Resolution Unit have acted for numerous individuals in similar situations and secured favourable results so that when something has clearly gone wrong a fair outcome can nevertheless be secured. Help from a solicitor can be invaluable.

Our litigation lawyers have specialisations which include:

  • Removal of Executors or Administrators
  • Removal of Trustees acting unlawfully
  • Claims against Executors, Administrators or Trustees for a failure to account for monies received
  • Mismanagement of Trust monies
  • Lack of financial provision for dependants and other related claims
  • Issues arising from lack of mental capacity to make a will
  • Problems with lack of approval and understanding of will made
  • Statutory Wills
  • Applications to the Court of Protection in both London and Leeds
  • Acting for charities due legacies under contested wills
  • Undue influence used against an individual making a will
  • Validity of wills in their drafting or execution.
  • Claims against solicitors and other will writers
  • Legal interpretation of wills

Jonathan Mortimer is a solicitor, Member of the Association of Contested Trust and Probate Specialists and has experience of conducting a number of cases in the Chancery Division of the Leeds District Registry.

The team is also committed to resolving disputes without involvement of the Court if possible and have particular experience with conducting mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in or around the Harrogate, Leeds and throughout Yorkshire.

If you would like any further information please contact our litigation lawyers Jonathan Mortimer and Matthew Hill.