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As leading probate lawyers, we offer extensive technical expertise together with a sympathetic understanding of the practical issues and family tensions which can surface. 

Our experience in probate & estate administration

We provide strategic, tailored advice to achieve tax efficient succession, with particular expertise in dealing with:

  • Post-death variations
  • Landed estates
  • Business and agricultural property relief
  • Heritage assets and reliefs, conditional exemption and offers in lieu of tax
  • Unusual asset types and holding structures
  • Cross-border estates, for both UK domiciled and non-domiciled individuals
  • Conflicts of law and joined up tax advice where more than one jurisdiction is involved, and
  • Intestacy.

Defending a will and your inheritance

The death of an individual often means important changes in family businesses, partnerships or trusts. We draw on a depth of knowledge from across the firm to ensure family businesses and existing wealth management structures continue to run as smoothly as possible at this sensitive time.

Many of the estates we handle have an international dimension and we are familiar with the intricacies of applying for an English grant of representation of foreign wills or intestacy and of realising overseas assets of a UK-based testator, working with a network of trusted foreign lawyers to deliver a seamless service.

When problems arise that cannot readily be resolved, we can offer practical solutions to either the executors or individual beneficiaries. We work with clients to achieve pragmatic and proportionate outcomes in contentious matters including where a will is contested or a claim made against the estate.

For more information on our pricing structure click here.

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