How long do I have to make a claim?

It depends upon the type of claim being made, but generally speaking, you should make your claim (or at least seek legal advice) as soon as possible. Claims under the 1975 Act should be made within 6 months of the date of a grant of representation being issued. Whilst there are no time limits for many actions in contentious trusts and probate disputes, there may be practical reasons why bringing a claim sooner rather than later is advisable, such as the estate being distributed, and the recipient beneficiaries spending it.