Specialist Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors in Reading & Henley-on-Thames
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 comes with ensuring your personal affairs are taken care of and your loved ones' future interests are protected.
Having recently marked our 285th anniversary, we are tremendously proud of the fact that many of our clients stay with us throughout their lifetimes and to act for some families across generations. We are recognised as a top tier firm in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW Guide and The Legal 500, and were named 'Best Probate Law Firm – London/South East' at the UK-wide 2019 Probate Research Awards. Please also see 'What Our Clients Say' and the results of our annual feedback survey.
Wills & Estate Planning Solicitors
You may be looking to make or update your Will, perhaps due to a marriage or divorce, the arrival of children or grandchildren or a change in your circumstances. We can advise on both simple individual or mirror Wills (for couples) and more complex Wills and estates, including those involving trusts, property or business interests and overseas assets. This includes providing advice in relation to tax efficient solutions and Inheritance Tax (IHT) or Capital Gains Tax (CGT) planning. You find our blog articles, 'Making or Updating a Will During Lockdown' and 'Why is it Important to Make and Update a Will?' helpful.
Probate & Estate Administration Solicitors
When someone close to you sadly passes away, dealing with probate and the the administration of their estate can be challenging at this difficult time. We can lighten that burden and provide advice on all aspects of probate and estate administration, as well as more practical matters including valuing and selling property and other assets. If an inheritance related dispute unfortunately occurs, we also have solicitors with expertise in this specialist area.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) Solicitors
We can advise on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and existing Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) if you wish to guard againt future mental incapacity due to an accident or illness (for example Dementia). We have particular expertise in relation to applications to the Court of Protection and are able to advise attorneys and deputies where someone has unfortunately lost mental capacity and is no longer able to make decisions or manage their own financial, property and health related affairs. You may find our blog article, 'What is the Role of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?' of interest.
We continue to provide a full range of legal services in spite of the ongoing pandemic. Read more. Our full range of legal services allows you to seamlessly and cost-effectively manage all of your needs using a single firm of solicitors.