Wills and probate solicitors

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.

Solicitors for making your will

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.

More information about making your will and how we can help you.

Estate planning, inheritance tax liabilities, trusts, care costs

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.

Probate solicitors

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.

Executors and trustees

Bishopsgate Law solicitors can also act as professional executors and trustees on your behalf in administering the estate.

More information about probate, executors, estate administration and how we can help you.

Lasting power of attorney solicitors

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.

More information about arranging a lasting power of attorney and how we can help you.

Inheritance claims solicitors

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.

Free wills and probate law guide to download

The free guide includes information about:

  • Why you should make a will;
  • Intestacy rules;
  • Care costs;
  • Inheritance tax planning;
  • Family home allowance;
  • How to make a will;
  • What happens after someone dies;
  • Protecting your assets.

Download our free short guide to wills and probate.

Contact us to discuss your requirements

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.

How to contact us by telephone or e-mail, office addresses and maps.

The legal team at Bishopsgate Law

Information about the solicitors and legal team at Bishopsgate Law.