We specialise in all aspects of private client matters and recognise the sensitivity often required when dealing with such issues. As always, the service we offer is entirely confidential and personal between us and the client. We specialise in the preparation of Wills and also obtaining of Probate or Letters of Administration where there is no Will. We advise on and draft Lasting Powers of Attorney which are a convenient precautionary measure to prevent problems should you become unable to manage your affairs.
We recognise that coping with a bereavement is a painful and distressing time as well as the added pressure that can result from dealing with the deceased’s financial affairs. We deal with these matters efficiently and sensitively, according to our clients wishes.
In dealing with the deceased’s estate we typically assist with:
• Collecting assets and arranging valuations;
• Preparing the return to HM Revenue & Customs and calculating the Inheritance Tax;
• Obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration;
• Corresponding with HM Revenue & Customs;
• Corresponding with third parties;
• Distributing the assets of the Estate to the beneficiaries and accounting.
If there is a property to sell, our conveyancing team is ready to assist with the conveyancing process.
If you are a family member, a beneficiary or executor of a Will and you require any assistance with any of these issues, we are here to help. We will deal with as much or as little of the process required in each particular case.
Our legal team is experienced in administering all types of estate and the many administrative tasks that come with even the simplest estates, extending as well to large cross-border estates and estates with complex legal issues and/or disputes.
All of the different legal teams in the firm work closely with each other, with the result that our clients have quick and easy access to a wide range of advice, as may be required when dealing with private client affairs, such as family law, real estate, corporate and commercial and employment issues.
Our dispute resolution team is also very experienced in cases where there are contentious issues arising out of the administration of the estate; they also advise on contesting Wills and claims for financial provisions where the deceased has failed to make such or sufficient provision.