Wills, Trusts and Probate

We believe that everyone should make a Will to provide certainty and perhaps more importantly peace of mind that arrangements have been made for one’s demise.

Wills can take various forms and can either be very simple or more complex depending on your circumstances. Our specialist solicitors, Naomi Pendrigh and Justin Makin can advise you upon the various alternatives available to you and then tailor your Will to meet your own requirements. Furthermore we suggest that Wills are reviewed on a regular basis to take account of any change of circumstance and again can offer guidance.

In some circumstances, it may be appropriate for a Trust to be set up either to provide for one’s children, grandchildren or other family members. Naomi Pendrigh and Justin Makin are specialist solicitors in this area and are also able to advise upon reducing potential inheritance tax that can arise on death.

Once a person dies it is necessary for an estate to be administered and the relevant “Grant” obtained. We acknowledge that this can be a difficult time for those dealing with the Deceased’s affairs. We offer sensitive and constructive advice to enable the various arrangements and requirements to be put in place. Naomi and Justin will be able advise you both on the procedure and any tax issues that may arise.

The other concern which people often have relate to the effect that illness can have upon their ability to manage their own affairs and medical treatment should they have to undergo serious surgery. We can advise upon Powers of Attorney and also the making of Living Wills which deal with these matters.