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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 Private Client 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.

Online-accounts-after-death
Jul
2018

In an era where you can connect with friends and family with the click of a button and buy items without needing to step inside a shop, it is inevitable that estate planning will evolve to keep up with changes in technology.

Court of Protection
Jul
2018

When financial, health or welfare decisions need to be made in relation to adults who may lack capacity, applications can be made to the Court of Protection. There has been a record increase in the number of applications which the Court of Protection has recently dealt with.

Dr Pepper Snapple
Jul
2018

Back in January of this year, it was announced that Keuring Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group would merge. Now that the merger is complete, shareholders will have shares in a new company, Keurig Dr Pepper.

When Can a Will Be Invalidated - Contesting a Will
May
2018

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.

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”.

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