Wills, probate & trusts

We handle all aspects of wills, trusts and inheritance tax planning. Our expert and experienced lawyers, who are Legal 500-recommended, are easy to talk to and give clear and straightforward advice.

We also provide kindly, independent and practical support to many elderly clients by way of managing their day-to-day affairs.

Our lawyers are highly qualified and are members of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Law Society Private Client Section and Solicitors for the Elderly.

Clients
We act for clients at many different stages of life, from first-time home buyers and couples starting a family to retired people, entrepreneurs and owners of small and medium-sized businesses, in many cases acting for second and even third generations. We are also regularly instructed by larger accountancy firms and IFAs to assist in connection with trusts, wills and probate matters. We advise on issues such as:

  • wills & estate planning, including inheritance tax, income and capital gains tax advice
  • powers of attorney, including lasting powers of attorney
  • deputyship applications
  • other applications to the Court of Protection
  • all aspects of elderly client work,including planning for funding of care home fees
  • looking after the affairs of elderly & vulnerable clients
  • creating & administering family trusts
  • administering estates
  • advice and support at times of bereavement
  • looking after the affairs of many elderly clients
  • probate disputes, contested wills & trusts
Wills, probate & trusts team

Please contact our lead partner in our wills, probate & trusts team:

Simon Cook LLB (Hons) TEP

To see others in the team please refer to our who's who section

Ruth Baker Willans

“.. professionally well run and organised around the customer’s needs.”

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