The team at Hentys lawyers provided me with the best possible guidance and support when attending to my personal matters. The process was unfamiliar territory and for lack of a better word, scary; but having the knowledge and experience of such a dedicated team made me feel all the more secure – Mia Craggs

Welcome to Hentys Lawyers, Experts in Contesting a Will

If you have been left out of a will or you feel that a will doesn’t fairly provide for you, you’re in the right place to get the information and answers you need for contesting the will.


At Hentys, we understand that the death of someone close to you is a testing time, and contesting a will can make things even more difficult. But if you believe you’re entitled to more from an estate, we may be able to help. With a team of specialist will contesting barristers, you can rest assured your matter is in the best hands.

The team at Hentys are committed to the interests of our clients and we will guide and represent you throughout the entire process. We know that you need prompt answers to your important questions, and as such, we endeavour to ensure:

  • You will receive complete and accurate advice from your lawyer
  • Your lawyer will answer your questions in plain language
  • Your lawyer will keep you informed of your options at every stage of contesting a Will


The best time to contest the Will is as soon as you have seen it and feel inadequately provided for. This is because Estate funds can sometimes be sold, transferred or spent and you may end up having no assets or funds to claim upon.

Contact the team at Hentys Lawyers today and we can help you determine whether you have a case. We will determine whether you are eligible to make a claim, and ensure that the application is made within the imposed time limits – an application generally has to be made six months from grant of probate or letters of administration. We will also help determine whether the basic conditions have been met. This being whether the deceased actually had a moral duty to make provision for you at the time of death, and if the will or intestacy provision failed to make adequate provision for proper maintenance and support. From here we can launch proceedings.

We will talk to you about your case and depending upon your wishes, immediately attempt to settle your claim before any court action is considered. Never hesitate to make that initial inquiry…and with our free initial advice promise, you have nothing to lose.

For more information, see our Contesting a Will FAQs.


Our Simple 4 Step Process

1 Review Your Claim
The most important step is to determine if you have a reasonable claim

1 Assess Your Case
We estimate the size of your claim and for our legal costs, not including disbursements

1 Commence Proceedings
We’re with you every step of the way, managing the entire process on your behalf

1 Settle Your Case
We apply our knowledge and expertise to reach the settlement you are entitled to