Wills, Trusts and Probate

Our experienced, pragmatic and sympathetic team of qualified lawyers can help you arrange your affairs and plan effectively for the future.

One of the most important things anyone can do is to secure the future for the ones they care about. We can’t know what will happen to us but writing a will and getting sensible advice on UK inheritance tax laws and about how best to pass on assets is an essential part of that planning process. 

Our approach will always be tailored to your needs, explore the following links to see what we can offer you:

If you would like to know how to make a will, start making a will online, fill in your details and submit our online questionnaire and we can begin to tailor your will specific to your needs: Online Will Questionnaire >

Setting up a will or updating an existing will

What is the cost of a will?
Our Wills are bespoke to you and start at £350 plus VAT for a single Will and £450 plus VAT for a pair of Wills for a couple. More complex Wills incorporating multiple gifts, Trusts or Tax planning can cost up to £800 plus VAT.  Sometimes we will agree lower fees where only minor changes are required to existing Wills or when a Will is included as part of a property move with us.

A will and a trust?

Probate or Court of Protection advice

Disputing a will / disputing inheritance?

How much will it cost to challenge a will?

Removing an executor from a will – can you / should you?

If you think you may have a claim because you have not been included in a will or not sufficiently included, click here.

Whether you are an individual beneficiary, a trustee, an executor or an administrator, whether you are a claimant or defendant, we have experience in acting for you. Our Dispute Resolution Team can help you.

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Make a will online

If you would like to start the process of making a will. Fill in our will questionnaire and submit the form by email to our specialist team. We can then create a will tailored for you from the details you provide. 

STEP Members

Anthony Tahourdin, Minnar Badenhorst, Sonia Dhesi and Faye HarlowSmith are members of STEP.

When you choose to use a STEP member you are working with a professional advisor who conducts their business in an open and transparent manner and behaves with integrity.

 

Fools and Horses – Private Client Affairs

Never before has there been a time when information is so readily available – at the click of a mouse or the push of a button. We have seen an increase in the number of people...

Aggressive tax avoidance in paradise – The answer?

In November 2017, the world’s second largest data leak ever took place. The Paradise Papers came from an offshore law firm, with offices in tax havens around the world – from...

Dying Tidy

Let’s be honest, dying is not something that you particularly want to think about, let alone the idea of dying tidily. However, for those you leave behind it can make an already...

What happens to my children when I die?

This is probably a question we all ask, but for most of us whose children have grown-up and may have their own families it is not normally a question of great concern.  However...

Is my Will applicable to my Spanish property?

According to recent statistics, over 300,000 Brits up-sticks and move to Spain in search for sun, sea and a more of a laid back way of life. In the excitement of the move, many...

Powers of Attorney – Beware of a Wolf in Sheep’s clothing

An increasing number of people are creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”). Recent statistics show that some 2,700 LPAs are being received for registration each day by The...

Special Educational Needs – What happens when your child turns 18?

This is a question considered by most parents and usually our thought turn to the world of work, university, empty nest syndrome or perhaps worries about drugs and alcohol. But...

What are the Tax Implications of a Civil Partnership?

Following the recent “win” in the Supreme Court for heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, the idea that a civil partnership could be available to heterosexual...

Understanding Domicile – Death, Marriage & Taxes

The legal concept of domicile is often confused with nationality, citizenship or residence however it is a complex area of law which must be considered when dealing with your...

Foreign assets – should I make another Will abroad?

If you have assets outside of England and Wales, we would normally suggest making a Will in the jurisdiction where your assets are based. Whilst our specialist solicitors have...

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What does it cost to challenge a will?

A poorly drafted Will can create uncertainty concerning the intentions of the deceased as to how their assets were to be distributed. 

Unfairly left out of a Will?

Under the Inheritance Act 1975 a person may have a valid claim against an estate if they have not been provided for sufficiently, or at all, in a Will. For who may claim, on what basis, and for how much…

Digital Assets in a Will.

Have you appointed a digital executor?  Will you leave access to your digital properties when you die? What do you want to happen to them, should they be stored or
deleted?

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Pitfalls of DIY Wills

Pitfalls of DIY Wills

This is the first of three articles designed to highlight the Pitfalls of DIY Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate.

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Our pricing guides

Our pricing guides are for standard services and may be subject to increases where an individual case requires non-standard services. All prices are in Sterling (£) and VAT will be charged on top of the price at the applicable rate.

Price estimates for all other services are calculated once we know more about your individual case.  Contact us for more information.

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