Wills and Probate

The process for drawing up a Will is generally far more straightforward than most people think.

It is an action that can provide you with the knowledge that, in the event of your death, your wishes can be acted on promptly and in a timely manner. It also ensures that the distribution of assets can be undertaken quickly and efficiently to provide security for your family.

We can advise on the drafting and updating of Wills to ensure that as your circumstances change, your Will continues to reflect your wishes.

Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Lasting Powers of Attorney allow you to place the day-to-day administration of your finances with an Attorney, if your health is poor or your mental faculty prohibits you from attending to financial affairs. A Lasting Power of Attorney provides the flexibility to continue to deal with matters while you are able or willing to do so.

Court of Protection Applications

Where a person is no longer able to deal with their own affairs we can assist with an application to the Court of Protection to obtain an Order to enable another person to do so on their behalf.

Inheritance Tax planning

A wide range of tax planning measures can be taken to reduce the potential for paying Inheritance Tax. We can advise you on the best options for your particular situation.

Probate and administration of estates on death

We provide advice with understanding and sensitivity when winding up and administrating estates. We can establish whether it is necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to allow assets to be collected and distributed in accordance with the wishes of the deceased.

Where appropriate, our service includes tax saving advice to ensure the estate is passed on, in as efficient a manner as possible, to the beneficiaries.

We can offer a fixed fee to deal with short form Inland Revenue Accounts and are able to assist with all sizes of estates and also contested probate.

Please contact Alison Kinnersley or Justine Reeves for further information.