Our Wills Departments can quickly, and relatively economically, help to ensure that your estate passes exactly in accordance with your wishes. Will drafting is complicated and can easily go wrong and should not be left to amateurs.
We can advise you of the most tax efficient means, making use of exemptions, reliefs, allowances and, if appropriate, family trusts. We can also advise you regarding other arrangements, such as appointing trustees and executors, or guardians to care for children.
Our Partners are willing to be appointed as executors in most cases.
Powers of Attorney
The Department is also frequently instructed in the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney in a wide variety of situations, particularly for older members of the family who want the comfort of knowing that their financial affairs will be handled by someone whom they trust in the event that they lose the mental or physical capacity to do so themselves.
Court of Protection
It can sometimes be necessary in the case of someone who is no longer able to deal with matters for themselves and who has not already made a Lasting Power of Attorney, for a Deputy to be appointed by the Court of Protection in order to deal with their affairs. We are able to assist in dealing with the necessary appointment or on your behalf.
Our Wills Unit is spread across both of our offices.
For more information contact:
John Mayo or Catherine Mackinnon