We provide a full range of advice on trusts and estate planning, individually tailored to each client’s specific needs.
We are able to advice on the drafting of wills, individual inheritance tax schemes and trusts, as well as powers of attorney.
We advise on:
- Wills including inheritance tax planning
- Powers of Attorney including Lasting Power of Attorneys
- Probate and estate administration
- Trust creation and management
It is particularly important to make a Will if you are not married or are not in a registered civil partnership. This is because the law does not automatically recognise cohabitants as having the same rights as husbands, wives and civil partners.
A Will is also vital if you have children or dependants who may not be able to care for themselves.
Power of Attorney is a legal way of giving someone else the power to manage your financial affairs when it is difficult for you to manage them yourself, perhaps because of a physical disability.
Lasting power of attorney goes one step further than an ordinary power of attorney because it carries on, or ‘lasts’, even after you have become unable to manage your affairs — whether temporarily or permanently, or because of an illness.