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Will, Estate & Trust Disputes
Mary Butler

Mary Butler
Senior Partner | Head of Contentious Probate and Trusts

Meet The Team

Bell and Buxton Solicitors is home to a renowned team of solicitors with expertise in representing clients to resolve Will, estate and trust disputes. We are recognised by The legal 500 [2019] as one of the leading law firms in Yorkshire for our expertise in contentious trusts and probate.

Over many years we have developed an outstanding reputation for specialist knowledge in this niche, and often complex area of law. Our 'knowledgeable and experienced team' are known for their 'No-nonsense, get-it-sorted approach, which is refreshing and effective' Legal 500 [2019/2017]. The team is led by the 'experienced and talented' Mary Butler who 'combines technical knowledge with a real streetwise, practical sense of how to crack a difficult case'.

Cases involving Will, Estate and Trust disputes can be emotionally charged, with significant assets or the personal interests of loved ones at stake. They can also be lengthy and costly, therefore it’s vital that expert legal advice is obtained before taking action.

We take the time to understand your concerns and the outcome you hope to achieve. Our approach is to always try and resolve disputes through negotiations. However, when this isn’t possible, we have significant experience and a track record of success in cases involving court proceedings.

What our clients say
  • "The help and support we received by Demelza and her team made the process easy and stress free. Without this I wouldn't have had the courage to finalise my divorce, I couldn't suggest any improvements."


  • "Bell & Buxton have always been prompt in their assistance to clients.I rang up for some help & was pleased that Mr Neal gave me the help I required immediately."


  • "Courteous, knowledgeable and experienced."

    - Legal 500 2017

  • "We were all highly satisfied with the service we were given and John Breeze was excellent in all the dealings and explanations."

    - Mr Richardson

  • “My law firm doesn’t offer a contentious trusts and probate service but we receive a significant number of enquiries which I try to help with. I have worked throughout the country, including for some other good Yorkshire firms, and I have always been aware of Bell and Buxton’s nationally renowned for your expertise in the field Contentious Trusts and Probate. It’s for this reason that I always refer clients to them for expert legal advice.”

    - Testimonial from a local Solicitor