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Trusts

Trusts are an excellent way to look after your assets (money, investments, land or buildings), save tax and protect the interests of your beneficiaries.

Whatever your reason for wanting to create a trust, our dedicated team of specialists can offer expert legal advice on all aspects of trust and tax law.

We can help create, terminate and administrate trusts, as well as assisting with more complex and sensitive matters such as family disputes and inheritance issues.

Our lawyers will work closely with you to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective solution to meet your needs and can you provide you with face-to-face advice and support from our offices across London, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Latest News & Blogs

Ilott V Mitson Supreme Court ruling
15
Mar
2017

The widely reported case of Ilott v Mitson has today come to an end, through the Supreme Court issuing its long awaited judgement in the case.

New England & Wales Probate Court fees
13
Mar
2017

The UK Government has issued its response to the consultation on proposals to reform court fees for grants of representation, with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) confirming that from May this year, barring any U-Turn or rejection by Parliament, there will be the reintroduction of banded court fees for grant applications (also known as probate applications).

will forgery
24
Feb
2017

If there are any concerns about the will’s validity, the will should not be admitted to probate until further enquiries can be made in that regard. For example, medical, forensic and witness evidence can be obtained to show what may have happened when the will was prepared and signed.

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.

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?

testamentary capacity
20
Oct
2015

In order to make a valid will, the person making the will must have testamentary capacity. This concept is often confused with mental capacity.

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