Tom Howcroft

Tom Howcroft

Senior Associate, Contesting a Will

Location Central Lancashire, Central Lancashire

Call 0333 207 1130

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About Tom

Tom is a Senior Associate specialising solely in Contentious Trusts and Probate.

Tom acts for a range of clients such as trustees, Executors, beneficiaries, claimants and defendants in relation to a range of matters including;

  • Claims for reasonable financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
  • Contesting the validity of a Will, for example on the basis of undue influence, lack of capacity, or lack of knowledge or approval of the terms of the Will;
  • Interpretation issues;
  • Breach of trust;
  • Trusts of Land disputes

Through conducting stern negotiations and mediations, Tom has successfully settled numerous high value TLATA claims, Inheritance Act claims, and validity challenges on behalf of both claimant and defendant clients and works with some of the best barristers in the country to deliver the highest standard of work for each client.

Tom was recognised in 2021 within the Legal 500 publication as a 'Recommended Lawyer'.

"Tom at Forbes was extremely good. He explained the complexity of the case, the chances of success and was always available for advice. Thanks to him we obtained an out of court settlement and righted a wrong, which is always a good thing. I could not be happier with Forbes." Mr Mitchell, 2020

"I would like to personally thank Tom Howcroft for his fantastic approach and support on my case, I would highly recommend him to anyone who may need help with a similar sensitive issue. He was professional but also had a personal and reassuring nature that made him very approachable and it really felt that he cared about his work. I felt he really went the extra mile in his service, and I hope that his manager can be passed this information for him to get the deserved recognition. Sincere thanks again" Ms Reilly, 2020

"I used Forbes solicitors to help in a probate dispute and the help and advice I received from Tom was very informative and helpful the matter was resolved efficiently and as quickly as it could. A very highly professional company who I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Thank you for a very professional and friendly service." Mrs Beetham, 2020

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