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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.

Latest News & Blogs

Jan
2019

The financial abuse of older and vulnerable adults is a disturbing problem which can drain estates of assets and prevent beneficiaries under wills from receiving their inheritance.

Will power for 2019
Jan
2019

New Year’s resolutions often involve sorting out personal finances and this may include effective will and estate planning.

Kurt Lee - Partner
Nov
2018

Kurt Lee, Partner and Head of Private Client at Lester Aldridge, has slammed the Government’s announcement of changes to probate fees as a new “stealth tax” on estates.

Probate fees
Nov
2018

Currently, the fee paid when applying for probate is £215 (or £155 for those applying through a solicitor) and there is no fee charged if the estate is worth less than £5,000, but from April 2019, probate fees will be changing.

Will dispute solicitors
Oct
2018

In England & Wales, you can leave your estate to anyone you like. However, this can result in a will dispute if someone who thinks they will inherit are then either excluded from a will or they do not receive as much as they expected.

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.

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