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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.

inheritance fraud missing assets
Mar
2018

Due to property prices, average estates values today can now involve hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds, so it is easy to see why estates are such a tempting target for fraudsters.

STEP press release - Private Client team STEP membership
Mar
2018

The Lester Aldridge Private Client Team now has eight members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the recognised mark of excellence for private client lawyers.

Lasting Power of Attorney
Mar
2018

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which authorises someone else to make certain decisions on your behalf when you can no longer do so.

1975 Act Claims: How late is too late?
Feb
2018

The 1975 Inheritance Act states that (i) claims “must be brought within 6 months of the date of the Grant; (ii) unless the court grants permission to pursue a claim issued out of time”.

Cohabiting
Feb
2018

Whilst cohabiting couples are common, it is important to note that the law does not always make the same provision for them as either spouses or civil partners.

dr pepper snappled up
Jan
2018

The move merges the likes of 7UP, Snapple and the world’s biggest single-serve coffee brand K-Cup to become one of the biggest beverage giants.

Joint bank account
Jan
2018

It is not uncommon for parties to hold their money in joint bank accounts. This can however lead to problems.

inheritance
Jan
2018

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.

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