Leading Wills & Probate Solicitors in Reading and Henley-on-Thames
Whether you are looking to make or update your Will, including advice in relation to lifetime tax planning, or for advice regarding probate and estate administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) or Court of Protection and mental capacity issues, we have the experience to help you.
Listening carefully to your needs and aims, we are committed to providing you with clear and effective legal advice, an understanding and supportive service and, crucially, value for money, alongside the peace of mind that that comes with ensuring your affairs will be managed properly in the future and your loved ones' interests are taken care of.
Our specialist solicitors work with a broad range of clients, ranging from those with complex and/or high net worth estates through to young families and vulnerable or elderly individuals. Our comprehensive range of legal services allows you to seamlessly and cost-effectively manage all of your legal needs using a single firm of solicitors.
The majority of our solicitors are members of, or accredited by, leading professional bodies, including the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), and our team has completed training to become Dementia Friends, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Society.
Having marked our 285th anniversary in 2018, we are very proud of the fact that many of our clients stay with us throughout their lifetimes and to act for some families across generations. Our successful approach is reflected in the excellent client feedback we continue to receive.
While our offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London are centrally and conveniently located, don’t necessarily limit yourself to firms within your local area. We are experienced in working with our clients remotely and adept at dealing with matters in this way, meaning that you can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care on which our leading reputation is based, however you decide to work with us. Where appropriate, we may also be able to travel to see you for an initial or subsequent meetings.
We compare favourably alongside national, City and larger regional firms and we are the only firm of solicitors with offices in both Reading and Henley-on-Thames to be recognised as a top tier firm in both of the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW Guide and The Legal 500. In 2019, we were also named 'Best Probate Law Firm – London/South East' at the national Probate Research Awards.
We enjoy excellent relationships with other leading professional services firms across the region and are experienced in working closely with accountants, banks and lenders, estate agents and surveyors, independent financial advisers, stockbrokers and other advisers who may be representing you. This can help to minimise the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays.
You may find our blog articles including, 'Why is it Important to Make and Update a Will?', 'What Proportion of Adults Do Not Have a Will?', 'Can You Write Your Own Will Without a Solicitor?', 'What is the Role of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?' and 'Why Choose a Lawyer Who is a Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)?' of further interest.