Wills and the Administration of Estates

Wills and the Administration of Estates

Wills and the Administration of Estates

We can help you prepare a Will to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death

Everyone, with or without children, should make a Will so that their money and possessions are left to the people they choose, and to avoid leaving an expensive legal and financial situation behind. A properly prepared Will should include the appointment of Executors and Trustees and where appropriate guardians for minor children.

Very often when clients make Wills it is necessary to provide advice on Inheritance Tax and future nursing home care and we are well experienced in these areas.

In the event of a death in the family, we can help the Executors administer the estate, dealing with the Probate Registry and sorting out any Inheritance Tax or other issues.

No matter how large or small the estate, we are able to offer practical and professional advice on a subject which can otherwise be difficult for people to handle at what will be for them a very sad time.

Contesting a Will is not something to be undertaken lightly, but it can be done in certain circumstances – for example, where property is disposed of in an unusual and unfair way, or if there is a question over the testator’s mental capacity when the Will was made. We can offer advice on these issues and may also be able to help you if a Will of which you are a beneficiary or Executor is challenged by someone else.

We can also advise on a wide range of aspects relating to Settlements and Trusts be they created by clients during their lifetime or by their Wills.



Barry Taylor Partner



Julie Hatter Partner