Whether you are faced with immediate and distressing challenges, such as the onset of incapacity or illness, or simply want to plan ahead for the future, we can give you peace of mind with clear and practical guidance every step of the way.
It is never too early to make sure your affairs are all in order for you and your family. There is no substitute for a robust, future-proofed plan, constructed with the advice and assistance of lawyers who really understand you and what you wish to achieve in what is a complex and changing tax environment.
We have a leading team of lawyers with a wealth of experience in dealing with even the most complex of Wills and are here to guide you carefully and simply through every step of the process.
We deal with all aspects of Wills and estate planning, including:
- Drafting bespoke and tax efficient Wills
- Succession and estate planning
- Inheritance tax advice
- Tax planning for landed and non-landed asset owners
- Formation, administration and taxation of trusts
- Bespoke trusts for pension and Life insurance benefits
- Management of assets and business interests in cases of absence, illness or incapacity
- Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection proceedings
We understand the Will writing process requires careful and detailed attention to achieve exactly what you want. We aim to provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind for the future when the time comes to ensure your wealth is protected properly and managed in the way you would like.
We are a retained adviser on the National Lottery winner’s advisory panel. Many of our lawyers are full members of The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) which is recognised in the industry as the ‘gold standard’ qualification so you can be confident that we can advise you in line with the latest legal, technical and regulatory developments in this area.
We are also members of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and are committed to providing the best support possible to people and their families living with dementia.
Grant of Probate
Following the death of a close family member, you will usually have to apply for a ‘Grant of Representation’, also known as a ‘Grant of Probate’ in order to gain the legal right to deal with their estate.
This can often be a confusing and long-winded process which includes the completion of an Inheritance Tax return, even if no inheritance tax is payable. We can provide as much support in this as you need, from providing legal advice, to preparing the paperwork and making the application and liaising with H M Revenue & Customs on your behalf.
No matter how much or how little support you need throughout the estate administration process, we are on hand to help you make all the necessary arrangements as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.
In the case of any disagreements over inheritance, our experienced Contentious Trusts & Probate team is here to provide their full support and legal expertise.