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You will be expertly guided through all aspects, receiving tailored advice specifically for your matter and your individual circumstances.

During what is an emotionally stressful time, our specialists will listen sympathetically, whilst also expertly leading you through this difficult area. Whatever the size or complexity of the estate, you will be allocated your own dedicated expert who you can meet with and who you will have direct access to throughout your matter.

Our services include:
Trusts
Property Services
Tax planning, deeds of variation
Wills and lifetime planning
Care and Capacity
Litigation

 

Read our The Rules of Intestacy Document here
Read our Wills, Estates and Probate Pricing Information here

27/01/2021

What is Business Property Relief?

Different priorities can make it challenging for business owners to commit to succession planning but taking advice at an early stage can improve the chances of securing Business Property Relief and avoid the need for a profitable business to be sold or broken up to meet a future inheritance tax charge. There is often a…

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KEY CONTACT

Ian Bond
Head of Wills & Estates

Ian specialises in trust formation and administration, wealth succession, estate planning and making wills. He is experienced in dealing with high value and complex estates, especially intestacy matters. Ian is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales’ Wills and Equity Committee and contributed five chapters to the Law Society publication ‘The Probate…

Team

Ian Bond

Head of Wills & Estates

Michelle Hetheridge

Director, Wills & Estates

Ruth Baker

Associate Director, Wills & Estates

Sharon Oakley

Associate Director, Wills & Estates

Zoe Perry

Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Deborah Beal

Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates

David Emery-Jones

Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Laura Smith

Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Kelly Hurst

Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Amanda Smith

Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Cerith Rees

Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Sam Thornton

Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Stacey Walker

Solicitor, Wills & Estates

Contact

Give us a call and we’ll get you to the right office and person to help you with your requirements.

T. 0345 20 73 72 8 T. 0345 20 73 72 8

Contested Estate, Litigation

We can provide advice on both bringing a claim against an estate if you feel you have missed out, or in defending a claim if one is brought in an estate.

Wills, Trust & Estate Disputes

Tax planning, gifts, deeds of variation

We spot opportunities where inheritances and gifts can be structured in a more tax efficient way.

Our latest news and events

27/01/2021

Where are we now on ‘no fault’ divorce?

The campaign for ‘no fault’ divorce was a lengthy one in which family justice professionals pioneered for change in draconian laws surrounding divorce. Below we explore some of the most frequently asked questions: I am getting divorced now. What is the law as it stands? The law as it stands means that unless a couple…

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27/01/2021

Crown preference – The impact on insolvencies and business rescue

Unfortunately we’re not talking Netflix recommendations here, although some may say that would make for a much more interesting article… Crown preference relates to how business debts are treated on insolvency, which has implications for business rescue at most (if not all) levels of the market, from struggling businesses to lenders. As of 1st December…

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