Bishopsgate Law can advise you about making a will, estate planning and inheritance tax liabilities, setting up trusts, handling probate, making a lasting power of attorney, and inheritance claims.
The only way to guarantee that when you die your property, possessions, savings or investments will go to those that you want them to, is to make a will.
Your will is a very important document because it gives you control over what happens when you die and means that you can ensure so far as is possible that your wishes are met.
A professionally-drafted will can also be an important factor in protecting your assets from taxation or limiting what amounts can be taken to pay for future care costs.
We can advise you about assessing the value of your estate now and in the future, and we can help with calculating and planning for future inheritance tax liabilities.
We can also advise about the setting up and administration of trusts, both in your will and in your lifetime.
If you have been named as an executor or someone close to you has died without leaving a will, Bishopsgate Law solicitors will act on your behalf and apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration.
Bishopsgate Law solicitors can also act as professional executors and trustees on your behalf in administering the estate.
A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made.
Bishopsgate Law solicitors can advise you about arranging a lasting power of attorney and the process involved.
Have you been left out of a will? Do you want to challenge a will?
Bishopsgate Law solicitors can advise you about bringing or defending claims brought under the Inheritance Act. Sometimes a person who is cut out of someone's will is entitled to ask the court to order that the estate provides for them.
Legal action can be brought where an executor has delayed in distributing an estate or you want to challenge a will. We can advise you and conduct or defend this kind of legal action.
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Please contact us to talk about making or updating your will, dealing with probate, arranging lasting power of attorney, or any other legal work our wills and probate lawyers can do for you.
Our wills and probate department is based at our Potters Bar office.
You can also see a private client solicitor by arrangement at our central London office.