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When someone dies and has made a will, their family often want to ensure that the will accurately records the deceased person\'s wishes and properly provides for them. If someone who thought they would inherit does not, the beneficiaries of a will can find themselves dealing with an inheritance dispute.

Also, where there is no will Certain relatives and dependants can challenge a will or the rules of intestacy  if the provision made for them is insufficient. In the UK they can make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

In Italy, Spain and Germany where the law is very prescriptive as to who ought to inherit - including where there is a will - the scope for inheritance disputes is even wider. 

We routinely advise clients who bring or defend inheritance claims in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany. We offer a unique service especially in relation to disputes that relate to two or more of the above mentioned jurisdiction, for example where contested estate involves assets that are located in multiple jurisdictions.