Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts
Making a Will is a fundamental part of reviewing your affairs and putting them in order. An experienced wills solicitor is essential.
Every Will we make is tailor-made for your needs. This involves not only advice on how best to provide for your loved ones but also considering inheritance tax planning to reduce tax on death.
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Our team of solicitors based in Bedfordshire (Bedford, Sandy, but also covering Kempston, Biggleswade and Potton), Cambridgeshire (Cambridge) and Buckinghamshire (Milton Keynes), has a wealth of experience of advising on Wills, as well as the preparation and ongoing management of trusts. We deal with:
- Wills and Codicils
- Inheritance tax
- Planning involving trusts
- Tax and Protection of Assets
Our sensitive and highly efficient team administers estates on death, and has built an enviable reputation based on the trust and respect of many generations of clients. We handle all aspects of dealing with an estate and are often called upon to act as executors, either alone or with a family member. We also advise on how to keep tax on death to a minimum. This involves:
- Fully administering estates including those where there is no will
- Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration where required
- Dealing with assets abroad
- Advising on tax-efficient deeds of variation
- Preparation of tax returns for executors and trustees
- Disputed Wills
- Elderly Client Affairs.
We recognise that as you get older you may need specialist advice which addresses problems you may face now or in the future. We are wholly committed to providing a comprehensive service to you and your families in order to help you manage your affairs.
This may involve:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Applications to the Court of Protection
- Advance welfare and medical decisions
- Assessing mental capacity
- Handling your financial affairs
- Care fees planning
- Protecting your home
- Equity Release
Woodfines LLP is ‘the perfect medium-sized firm’ according to some clients, thanks in part to its ‘clout, confidence and broad experience’. Alun Butler’s [Cambridge-based] team features newly promoted Karl Dembicki, who shows ‘remarkable patience and attention to detail’ in Court of Protection and elderly matters, and ‘straightforward and professional’ associate James Marsh.
- Legal 500 UK, 2016-17
Key individuals at Woodfines LLP include Mike Cox, who provides ‘first-class advice’, and Nigel Ashton, who stands out for his ‘exceptional and invaluable’ support.
- Legal 500 UK, 2016-17