It is difficult enough to keep your own financial affairs in order during your lifetime – but imagine the problems those who matter to you might encounter if they were faced with the task of handling everything with little or no idea of your assets or your intentions. Making a Will solves these problems. You can ensure that your wishes are carried out, while your loved ones can avoid potential problems managing your estate.
Making a Will can also help your family minimise the impact of Inheritance Tax and safeguard more of your estate for future generations. With our fixed-price Will and probate packages, all costs are agreed up front, so you can make sure you are providing a certain future for your loved ones. We also advise and assist clients with the preparation of and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Having to handle the affairs of a loved one after his or her death, just at that moment when you are grieving and at your most vulnerable, is a heavy burden. Our probate team has many years’ experience of assisting clients through these particularly painful times by providing clear, sensitive help and advice with the administration of the estates of those who have passed away.
Our charges are completely transparent. We charge only for the work you wish us to undertake, based on the time we actually spend on your behalf, rather than an arbitrary percentage of the value of the estate. If you wish to keep legal costs to a minimum, you can undertake as much or as little of the administration as you wish.
Our Wills and Probate Team includes a senior probate executive with more than 30 years experience, and a probate paralegal with 10 years experience with support staff. The Team is supervised by John Brett, a director in the firm who was admitted as a solicitor in 1985.