Private Client

Our private client solicitors can help you with every aspect of your own personal legal affairs. Whether it’s drafting a will for the first time, or changing an existing will, preparing powers of attorney for you, assisting you with tax advice, administering an estate after someone has died, or helping you change your name, we can provide you with the advice and support you need. If you are dealing with probate for someone else, we will be happy to speak to you about the procedures involved. Our caring and dedicated team can see you in your own home, in a care setting, or in hospital if you need to prepare a will and you can’t get to our offices. Making sure that all of your affairs are in order is a very important task, and our experts can help you at every step of the way.

  • The rules permitting electronic witnessing of wills was supposed to be a temporary measure, but has the extension of this rule paved the way for a more permanent chance to these ancient requirements?
  • If your pets are likely to outlive you, you may want to make provision for them to be cared for in your will - but how is this achieved?
  • Making a will online can seem like a cheap and simple option, particularly if you are stuck at home. But the lack of regulation in this complex area means that solicitors are gearing up for an increase in disputes about wills and inheritance issues.
  • Digital assets are an important part of your estate - how are you going to ensure yours can be accessed after you have died?
  • Did you know that if you get married, or enter into a civil partnership, your will is almost certainly automatically revoked?
  • If you have a new partner and want to protect your children's inheritance, a life interest trust could be just what you need.
  • In law, a common law marriage does not really exist. So what are the rights for co-habiting couples?
  • If a loved one has passed away, we can help you with the next steps you need to take.
  • There are various reasons why a deputyship order might be needed, such as when someone can no longer deal with their own affairs. Read on to find out if this could apply to you.
  • Giving away cash can be an effective way of getting around the burden of Inheritance Tax but there are rules you need to be aware of.
  • The Law Society has revealed that 73 per cent of people aged between 16 and 54 year have no will. The Society warns that dying without a will can be devastating to loved ones and can increase the inheritance tax burden unnecessarily.