Wills and Probate solicitors in London

It is always important to plan for the future and making a will is essential if you want to ensure that your property is distributed in the way you wish after your death. An incorrectly drafted will can cause major problems for your family after your death and therefore it is important to take legal advice prior to drafting your will. Our solicitors are here to help you with all issues surrounding wills and probate.

Life is full of twists and turns and none of us can be sure what the future holds therefore we encourage clients of all ages to consider making arrangements for the future. We have a reputation for providing the local community with an extensive range of private client services. We pride ourselves on providing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) that give you complete peace of mind and legal assurance that your wishes will be carried out and your family will be taken care of.

How can we help?

We also deal with the administration of estates, whether or not there is a will. We appreciate that this can be a very emotional time for those who have lost a loved one and we are accustomed to the family issues which can arise.

We have experience in advising elderly clients and can arrange home visits if necessary to discuss wills or the preparation of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

Our aim is to ensure that your wealth (great or small) goes exactly where you want it to go in the event of your death and that at a difficult and stressful time for the family the estate is administered efficiently and with sensitivity.

We offer advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Contesting a Will : Contentious probate is any dispute relating to the administration of a deceased person’s estate involving Wills, Trusts, Probate or Powers of Attorney including arguments between executors, trustees or attorneys. This may also involve disputing the amount you have been left, or not left in a Will.
  • Will writing: Having a Will allows you to decide what happens to your property and possessions. It puts you in control. If you die without a Will your estate will be distributed in accordance with the Intestacy Rules.
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare Claims:  If someone qualifies for NHS CHC, the NHS must pay for their care, regardless of the individuals own financial circumstances as it is not means tested. If an individual is not recommended for NHS CHC and they or their representative feel that this is incorrect, it is possible to contact the Clinical Commissioning Group for an independent review within 6 months of the initial decision.
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). If you lose the ability to manage your own affairs, a partner or family member cannot automatically deal with things on your behalf.
  •  Personal Injury Trusts: A Personal Injury Trust will help protect your compensation from care fees, divorce or relationship break-ups.
  • Probate and Estate Administration: The estate administration process can be complicated and time consuming. Personal Representatives must perform their duties in accordance with the law and the terms of the Will (if any), and can be held personally liable for any mistakes they make.
  • Court of Protection: If you are unable to make decisions for yourself and have not made an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney it is still possible for someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf. In order to do this, the entrusted person(s) must make an application to the Court of Protection to become that particular person’s Deputy.
  • Inheritance Disputes: We provide a professional, highly personalised and sympathetic approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome to a Will dispute.

Speak to us now or fill out our online enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch promptly.