Fraudulent Wills

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Advising on claims that a will may be fraudulent and does not contain the true intentions of the deceased.

If the true intentions of the testator are not contained within their will, it may be possible to challenge the will on the grounds of fraud.

What is a fraudulent will?

Fraud can best be described as the deliberate or intentional use of misrepresentation, deception or dishonesty to deprive, in order to make a gain or achieve an advantage for someone or something or to disadvantage or cause loss (usually financial) to another person.

The very nature of such cases, given the higher burden of proof and usually the lack of compelling evidence available (given that the best witness of the case, the deceased, is no longer able to give evidence) means that this type of claim can be very difficult to prove.

Fraud is a very serious allegation which should not be raised without real evidence to support it. A caveat should first of all be lodged at the Probate Registry to avoid the will being admitted to probate so that extensive enquiries can be carried out, such as instructing a handwriting expert and examining potential witnesses.

What is a fraudulent will?


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Whether you find yourself having to contest a will or defend a claim, we provide specialist advice and assistance in relation to all will disputes and our expert team will work with you to achieve the best result. Contact us on freephone 0800 0931336, by email at, or via the contact button below for a no obligation chat to see how we can help.

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