Making a Will

Our expert advice and assistance can help you when the time comes to make your will.

How can we help?

 

Why make a Will?

Making a Will avoids having your estate pass under the law of intestacy. Sometimes this will achieve what you would have wanted anyway, but often it does not and real hardship can result for your loved ones. For example, in some cases, if you are married or in a civil partnership and have children, only £250,000 will go to your spouse. With today’s house prices in London this can cause enormous difficulty to a widow, widower or civil partner, who may be forced to sell the family home. On the other hand, if you live with your partner but are unmarried, they will receive nothing from your estate under the laws of intestacy.

Making a Will ensures that matters are dealt with as you wish and avoids confusion amongst family members after your death. Our specialist team can offer advice on the best way of giving effect to your wishes. Once your Will has been drawn up, the original will be stored safely in our office free of charge. You will always know where it is should you want to make any changes.

 

Mirror Wills

Mirror Wills are often prepared when a couple want to make similar Wills. Each may leave his or her estate to the other, so that the survivor becomes the beneficiary of the other’s estate. Both can then work together to ensure that their children are the beneficiaries on the death of the second of them.

 

Tax Planning

Inheritance tax can have a large impact even on a fairly modest estate.  Our team can advise on the implications and on ways to mitigate this tax.

Our services include:

Your key contacts:
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Claire Martin
Partner  Head of Private Client

Tel:02072280017

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Prue Abrahams
Associate Private Client

Tel:02072280017

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Amaya Huntly
Solicitor Wills, Probate, Trusts

Tel:02072280017

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Herman Cheung
Associate Private Client

Tel:02072280017

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Samantha Fennah
Solicitor Private Client

Tel:02072280017

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Sophie Sibley
Paralegal Private Client

Tel:02072280017

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Rajinder Rai
Senior Associate & Accredited Mediator Private Client

Tel:02072280017

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