Wills & Probate
Our Private Client team are specialists in all aspects of private client services including:
- Administration of Estates/Probate
- Deputy Applications
- Estate Planning
- Powers of Attorney
We offer a bespoke service taking time to make sure we have a good understanding of each client’s family and financial situation to enable us to advise on how best to frame the Will to protect family assets, consider options for mitigating IHT and to provide estate planning solutions.
With ever changing family structures whether for unmarried couples or second marriages it is even more important that Wills are structured to protect the family and to prevent disputes arising in the future.
Clients often state that they want ‘simple’ Will leaving assets outright to the surviving spouse or partner but are this entirely sensible particularly where one party has children from a previous relationship? What if the survivor remarries risking family assets passing elsewhere, is dependent on full time care in the future or simply changes their Will to benefit others? We can provide a legal advice on asset preservation structure designed to protect the surviving partner but to also ring fence the capital of the first to die.
We combine our specialist knowledge and years of experience with a sympathetic and sensitive approach, when administering estates. We can give a full administration service including acting as your executors if required so that you are aware that your wishes will be carried out and to deal with all tax aspects of the administration which also include administering any ongoing trusts for example where there are minor beneficiaries or vulnerable beneficiaries.