Probate & Estates 3c

Probate & Estates

Dealing with the personal affairs of someone who has died is often a mixture of difficult emotions and frustration. Sorting out an estate takes time and is often extremely complex.

Whether you need a little assistance and advice, or would like us to take the burden off your shoulders completely, we can help. We work closely with everyone involved to ensure that the process is managed efficiently, effectively and that your personal interests are prioritised.

Our international probate team also has considerable expertise in legal matters where offshore assets are involved or where UK assets form part of the estate of a non-resident.

We offer competitive fixed fees for estates that are simple and straightforward, but our team is also highly experienced in handling complicated estates with difficult tax and trust issues.

Latest News & Blogs

Kraft-unilever
23
Feb
2017

Last week when Kraft Heinz announced their £155 billion bid for Unilever, the International Private Client team at Lester Aldridge was poised for a frenzy!

how much do you care
4
Nov
2016

In the UK, it is estimated that 3 in 5 people will become carers at some stage and that there are around 6.5 million people who provide free care to family members, friends or partners. By 2037, that figure is expected to increase to 9 million.

inheritance
21
Oct
2016

When making a will it is important to consider your family and not make elaborate decisions which could cause a dispute, excessive legal fees, and distress.

high-court
16
Sep
2016

The right to dispose of a deceased body is not an issue with which Courts frequently deal.

Ilott v Mitson supreme court
3
Mar
2016

It has been reported that several charity beneficiaries involved in the landmark case of Ilott v Mitson have been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

cohabiting
26
Feb
2016

A recent case has highlighted the need for cohabiting partners to have updated wills and also to consider how their joint assets are owned.

resolving family disputes
18
Dec
2015

When family disputes arise over an estate, there are alternative ways in which they might be resolved, without the need for a court battle.

walking in the snow
18
Dec
2015

It has been reported that Ministry of Justice figures reflect a sharp rise in the number of wills being contested through court proceedings.

Antenatal appointment
6
Nov
2015

When starting a family by entering into a surrogacy arrangement, it is important that all parties make a will or update their existing will.

Ilott
20
Oct
2015

Has the Ilott case changed the law surrounding wills and opened the floodgates for claims by children against their parents’ estates, as the media suggested?

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