There are various ways in which inheritance claims can be funded including not only privately funding the costs up front but also:

Deferred Private Funding

Payment of the costs would be made from your inheritance at the conclusion of the case if we aren’t able to recover the costs from the other side.


Sometimes you will have insurance contained on your existing insurance policies (such as household or car insurance) which would cover an inheritance claim. This means your insurers would pay our legal costs. However, often your insurers will try to force you into using one of their selected solicitors who are unlikely to be specialist inheritance lawyers and they may therefore not achieve the best result for your case. You should therefore call or email us for a FREE CASE REVIEW if you think you may have insurance to cover an inheritance claim so that we can liaise with your insurers to force them to pay our legal costs and thus allow you to choose us as your specialist inheritance lawyers.

No Win No Fee Agreement

This is an agreement whereby we only get paid if we succeed on your claim (when we also then recover a success fee) and if we don’t succeed then we waive our legal costs. Changes in the government’s rules surrounding no win no fee agreements (which came into force in April 2013) have made these agreements more complicated so call or email us today for your FREE CASE REVIEW and we will be happy to explain how these agreements work.

Damages Based Agreement

We are now able to offer this type of agreement as a result of the government changes to funding in April 2013. This agreement is also contingent upon our succeeding on your case (as for a no win no fee agreement) but in this circumstance we would recover a percentage of your award rather than our base costs plus success fee. Call or email us today for your FREE CASE REVIEW and we will be happy to explain how these agreements work.

We Can Help

At MW, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" and not just those who can afford it.  If you are considering challenging a will or any other type of inheritance dispute and are worried about your ability to pay fees, call our team of experienced inheritance solicitors today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at

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