Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate
Our first class team of lawyers, tax advisors and international probate specialists are on hand to provide you with guidance on tax, trusts, wills and probate. We understand these are very personal matters and as such we do our best to understand your individual circumstances and provide tailored advice to help you plan for the future.
Equally if you need assistance with an existing legal problem, our wealth of knowledge and experience means we will be able to find a swift and effective solution that is right for you.
Our expertise includes:
- Probate and estate administration, including overseas
- Disputes over wills, trusts and probate
- Tax planning through trusts and tax efficient wills
- Tax planning for individuals leaving or handing down their businesses
- Complex and conflicting estate and trust matters
- Complete trust management from creation to closure
- Tax return compliance for trusts and individuals
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Elderly and vulnerable client care
- Deputyship applications
Our professional team includes chartered tax advisors, technicians, probate specialists, a notary public, and members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). Together they offer a range of unrivalled, expert legal services that are dedicated to meeting your needs.
Meet the Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate team
Lester Aldridge is a “very long-standing firm,” with a “strong historic name.” The firm has both contentious and non-contentious private client expertise and frequently handles complex, high-value work. The team advises clients on succession planning, tax planning and estate administration.
The firm is experienced in cross-border work and specialises in international work with a South African element. On the contentious side, the team deals with contentious Court of Protection applications, challenged validity of wills and contentious trust matters.”
Chambers and Partners UK 2017 comments Lester Aldridge is an “Established private client team with the ability to advise clients on complex domestic and international matters… has a strong reputation for its contentious trusts practice.”
With our clients saying “They have an impressive client base.” and “They are a leading private client firm.”
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Sometimes wills have to be prepared whilst someone is suffering from ill health or during the last stage of their life. In these circumstances it is critical to ensure that the person making the will (known as the testator) is able to satisfy the legal requirements to do so.