Wills, Estate Administration and Powers of Attorney
Although most people have considered the necessity of making a will only a small proportion actually do so, putting matters off to tomorrow. The absence of a will, or a poorly written document, can lead to disputes over property, belongings and finance and large Inheritance Tax bills. We offer an expert yet competitively priced will writing service tailored to your individual circumstances. We can also advise on tax planning and setting up trusts.
Estate Administration - Probate
The upset of a family member passing away is often exacerbated by the responsibilities of having to administrator their estate. The Administration procedures can be daunting. We aim to assist you by making every step of the way as straightforward as possible.
We offer professional but sensitive guidance. Our service begins as soon as you need us and can include funeral arrangements, notifying banks and other relevant parties, calculating the Inheritance Tax, applying for and obtaining the Grant of Probate, preparation of estate accounts and distributing the estate.
Powers of Attorney
Life is full of uncertainties and to protect you from these it is a good idea to set up a Power of Attorney. An Ordinary Power of Attorney gives someone else the power to handle your financial affairs for you while you are able to oversee them and make your own decisions. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives someone the authority to make decisions on your behalf should you lose the ability to do so. Whichever option is best for you, we can advise and prepare applications. We are happy to arrange home and hospital visits for those who are unable attend our offices.
Martin Fletcher – Partner
Rokhaya Ba – Assistant
T: 020 8699 3477