Estoppel claims Close relatives or friends of a Deceased person are often left disappointed when they have made sacrifices in the belief that they would benefit under a person’s Will only to find that they have not inherited what they were promised. Common examples include:- A Close relative or friend being encouraged to stop working or move house to care for somebody on the basis that they would benefit under their Will. One of the children being encouraged to stay working in the family business or farm on the promise that “all this will be yours one day”. Such cases are particularly prevalent in the farming and agricultural sector and Taylor&Emmet’s Inheritance, Trust and Will Disputes team have a wealth of experience in handling such highly sensitive family disputes both carefully and effectively. Court Proceedings can be not only expensive but also extremely time consuming and stressful. In many Inheritance, Will and Trust Disputes, family relations can also be strained and threat of court proceedings can only heighten such tensions. That is why at Taylor&Emmet we will discuss with you the potential for alternative methods to resolve matters including open meetings or mediations which often provide a quicker, more cost-effective method of providing clients with a satisfactory solution.