Wills & Probate
We regularly advise UK and international clients on drawing up wills, and deal with the administration of cross-border estates. We are expert on advising on international trusts and the conflict of law problems that can arise. Our probate, trust management and tax lawyers (and, in relevant cases, our property teams) work closely together to ensure that planned strategies are achieved in the most tax-efficient fashion. We can also identify opportunities for ‘after-death tax planning’ during the administration of an estate.
We approach the preparation of wills and subsequent administration of estates with sensitivity and professionalism, combining expertise and efficiency with a considerate, personal service. We are frequently asked to act as executors to such estates.
Our lawyers will use their specialist knowledge to help you make a will that is clear and tax efficient. We emphasise the importance of reviewing your will regularly to take into account changing personal and financial circumstances as well as amendments to the law.
Our experience helps to remove potential problems for family and friends at a difficult time. We take a proactive stance, ensuring that the process moves smoothly and quickly, while identifying relevant tax planning opportunities.
Although we can help in the most complex matters, we frequently advise clients whose affairs are more straightforward: a will may be the main way in which an individual determines how assets are held for different family members.