When Rachel and her sister, Stacey, were growing up, their father Peter assured them that he had made a will that shared his estate equally between them. Following a family argument, Peter fell out with Rachel and refused to speak to her again. Rachel tried to make friends with her father, but he rejected her attempts. After Peter’s death, Rachel discovered that Peter had changed his will so that he only made provision for Stacey. This left Rachel in financial difficulties because ill health had prevented her from working.
With the help of one of our panel solicitors, Rachel was able to bring a contentious probate case against Peter’s estate on a No Win No Fee basis. Following a mediation, Stacey agreed to pay some of the estate to Rachel.