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Wills

Making a will is essential if you want to ensure your loved ones are provided for and your wishes are followed after your death. However we understand this can be a stressful and difficult process for many people. Our team will guide you every step of the way, explaining all of the practical and financial implications, to make sure your will accurately reflects and protects your interests.

UK wills

Our friendly team will help you get the maximum benefit from your will. Whether you want to keep your assets safe, make tax savings, or donate to charity; we can help draw up a new will or review an existing will to make sure it meets your needs and provides peace of mind.

International wills

We can also help if you have international concerns, such as property abroad, which may mean you need to prepare a will for separate jurisdictions and affidavits of foreign law. We can advise on death duties, residency and succession laws, as well as the legal limitations which some countries can impose on non-residents. Our team has particular expertise in South African law, but also considerable knowledge of other global areas.

Lasting powers of attorney

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you select one or more people to help you make decisions, or to take decisions on your behalf. This means you have more control over what happens to you if can’t make decisions yourself, such as following an accident or illness. We can prepare and register lasting powers of attorney for you and make applications to appoint deputies.

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2017

Dealing with North American shareholdings can leave non-US based estate practitioners scratching their heads, we offer guidance to make sense of it all.

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Apr
2017

Leading law firm, Lester Aldridge, is pleased to announce it is the first law firm in the UK to be authorised to act as guarantors under the US Medallion Signature Guarantee STAMP programme.

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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!

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Dec
2016

The question of who bears the burden of proof when handling cargo claims is an important one. Francisco Gozálvez revisits this topic as The English Court of Appeal in the case of Volcafe Ltd and Others v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA [2016] EWCA Civ 1103 was asked to deal with this question on an Appeal.

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