What to do when someone dies
Although this is a difficult time, it is important to have support in legal and practical matters
Lasting Power of Attorney
It is really important to appoint somebody who has authority to manage your affairs if you are unable to do so yourself.
OBTAINING THE GRANT OF PROBATE or GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION
We offer a number of levels of services to assist clients through the difficult process of obtaining the Grant of Probate OR Grant of Administration.
Court of Protection
Our Private Client team will be able to advise you and deal with all applications to the Court of Protection and registrations with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Advising the Elderly
With so much to consider when looking at your affairs and family's future, we can work with you to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.
When planning how you will provide for your loved ones upon your death you may want to consider setting up trusts.
Making a Will
Although it may seem sombre, making a Will is one of the most important things you can do.
Inheritance Tax Planning
If you are keen to minimise the tax payable on your death, there are steps you can and should take now.
The tax issues relating to a person's estate can be complicated. Our expert Private Client team can help.
Nursing Home Fees
Nursing and care home fees are expensive. We will advise you on the best strategy for care funding.
Giving Away Your Home
Gifting your home to your children can be complicated. It's important to be clear on all angles.
Dealing with Property
When you’ve lost a loved one, there are many confusing and complex legal matters to deal with, one of which may be any property that has been left behind.
If you are purchasing a property with another person you may need a deed of trust to protect your position.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
LPAs replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) in 2007, when the Mental Capacity Act came into force.