We have considerable expertise in the creation and administration of both UK and international wills.
Making a will can be a stressful and complex process. Our lawyers understand the importance of a sensitive approach and can guide you through the complexities of making your will, explaining the practical and financial implications at each stage and helping you to ensure that your wishes are expressed clearly.
If you want to be sure that your personal wishes are followed after your death - that your loved ones are provided for, or the charities you support get the maximum benefit - then making a will is essential. Our lawyers can help you draw up a new will or review your existing will. It may also be possible to effect tax savings by a carefully drawn Will and to protect your assets for your children.
Our team doesn't just have knowledge of the system in the UK. We can also help you if your estate includes international aspects, such as property abroad. You may need to prepare wills for separate jurisdictions and affidavits of foreign law. In addition we can advise you on death duties, conflicts of law, and domicile and succession issues, as well as on the limitations imposed by some countries on the freedom of owners to dispose of their estates as they wish. While we have considerable knowledge of many international jurisdictions, we have particular expertise in advising clients with a connection to South Africa.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, and applications for the appointment of Deputies.
- Giving instructions on your will
- Guidance for Certificate Providers
- Lasting Power of Attorney Questionnaire - Health and Welfare
- Lasting Power of Attorney Questionnaire - Property and Financial Affairs
- Lasting Powers of Attorney (Health and Welfare)
- LPAs - FAQ May 12
- LPA - property and financial affairs May 12
- Why make a will
- Will questionnaire
- Wills - provisions for children and grandchildren