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 making 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

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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 advise you.

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Caring for Elderly Relatives

These days, more and more people are being required to look after elderly relatives who lack mental capacity. An increasing number of these relatives either own homes in the UK...

The Trust Registration Service (TRS)

This sounds like some sort of helpful registration devise for setting up a trust. If you believe that, you are seriously mistaken! The TRS was introduced a couple of years ago by...

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax – Part 2.

Part 1 of this article warned of some of the problems that might follow from the introduction (with effect from 6th April 2020)  of the rule that on a disposal of a residential...

What do I do if my Executors, Trustee or Attorney dies or gets dementia?

It is not uncommon to find that a client outlives their solicitor, or discovers that their solicitor has retired. For many people without a family, or with a split family the...

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax

  Most of us ignore Capital Gains tax on houses, after all your house has the benefit of the Private Residence Exemption.  The first issue here is that it is the Principal...

Probate Grief Tax Dropped

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland recently announced that the government has dropped its plans to introduce a scaled probate fee first proposed in 2016. The proposed hike had...

Solicitors ‘disappointed’ by proposed inheritance tax changes

Solicitors claim proposed changes to inheritance tax will leave major problems unresolved, according to an article in the Law Gazette. In addition, members of the legal...

Warning about DIY wills

A DIY will could end up costing you a fortune, according to an article in the Daily Mail. Cheap wills, the article says, have led to a surge in court cases where people fight...

The Benefits of Lasting Powers of Attorney

A recent Law Society blog by the Society’s Private Client Section member, Jane Cassell, focused on why everyone should make arrangements to put lasting power of attorney in...

DWP changes to funeral expense claim process

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that families will find it easier to get help to pay for funerals, thanks to a change to speed up funeral expenses payment...

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

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