Wills and Probate
Joanne Hutton (Head of Department)
Our Private Client department is experienced at sorting out your affairs, be it by Will (to ensure that your Estate passes to your desired beneficiaries), by making lifetime gifts (conditional or unconditional), by tax planning (to mitigate your Estate’s tax liabilities), by Lasting Powers of Attorney (to ensure that someone of your choosing is appointed to look after your affairs when you are unable to do so yourself), by Court of Protection applications (if you become incapable of handling your affairs before making Lasting Powers of Attorney) and by assisting with the administration of your Estate following your death (ensuring that your assets are collected, debts and tax paid before distributing it your beneficiaries). Sometimes disputes in these areas arise including claims against a Deceased person’s Estate, Trust disputes and complaints against Attorneys. We can assist you as a disgruntled potential beneficiary or in the defence of a claim as Executor, Administrator, Trustee or Attorney.