Making a will is vital if you want to be certain that your wishes will be met after you die. It can be easy to put it off, but the process may not be as difficult as you think.
It’s important to review and update your will regularly to make sure it always reflects what you want to happen to your estate (your property, savings and possessions).
Inheritance tax is an issue which affects many of our clients. Given the increased value of the average home, often the IHT threshold is breached, unless the estate has been planned carefully. We offer expert advice on how to best avoid this often unexpected burden which can force a quicker than wanted liquidation of estates.
A Power of Attorney is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone to make certain decisions on your behalf. There is more than one type of Power of Attorney. The appointed person can manage your finances for you in the future if you reach a point where you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.
A trust is a legal device for managing assets (money, investments, land or buildings) on behalf of a particular person. There are different types of trusts and they are subject to different tax rules. We can help you choose the right Trust structure.
Probate Lawyers have been providing a wide range of legal services in London for over 30 years. We have continued to grow to become a leading provider of legal services across London and the South East now with offices from Reading, Central London, North and East London and Brighton.
We understand that probate and wills and estate planning can be emotionally charged. We are sensitive to the kinds of worries that often accompany getting one’s affairs in order and putting in place instructions so that one’s wishes can continue to hold posthumously. We therefore aim to offer our clients a solid but efficient service in all areas of law. If you need a probate lawyer, to set up a will, to develop a Trust, create a Power of Attorney, protect your home with a Lease Enfranchisement or to establish Co-ownership of a property, we can help.
Private Client Established & Trusted
Probate Lawyer is part of Cavendish Legal Group a leading team of solicitors, providing practical advice to businesses and individuals from our offices across London and the South East.
Having built our reputation as one of the country’s leading commercial and residential property practices, our strong team now regularly advise a broad portfolio of UK and international organisations and individuals. Our specialisms include employment, family, immigration, recruitment and commercial law and we also have our own in-house notary.
Whether old or new, all of our clients receive the same dedicated, high quality, personal service we have been providing for the past 40 years.
Why use Private Client services and Probate Lawyers?
Private clients’ needs are changing. The overlap between Personal and business concerns and increasing internationalization of portfolios have increased the complexity of managing the assets and reputations of business, families and the individual. These are tasks that are subject to law, require expert advice and are should not be tackled alone.
Probate Lawyer is a team of expert solicitors working under the Cavendish legal Group brand, who specialize in probate, wills and estate planning, lease enfranchisements, co-ownership of property, Inheritance Tax Planning and Trusts. The team is comprised of several highly experienced private client solicitors based across the Cavendish Legal Group locations in London. We deliver an excellent quality service which is regularly vetted by our independently professional body by under its quality accreditation scheme known as LEXCEL.
Many thanks for your patience and kindness during our meetings and also for visiting me at home and saving the awkward journey to your office.
I am writing to express my appreciation for the exemplary service I have received from Susan McHale who has dealt with my will over the last six years. She has always provided a friendly, efficient and professional service and is a credit to your legal team.
On behalf of myself and my executor, may I thank you for the way you have conducted the business of dealing with the estate.
I must say that I constantly felt that your attitude was positive, focused and totally professional.
Although this was a very sad experience it was made easier by your assistance, patience and understanding for which I thank you.
Roger M Titmuss
I would not hesitate, in recommending Probate Lawyer to anyone, I was really nervous about making a Will, Probate Lawyers made the whole process very easy