Wills,Trusts, Tax & Probate

Our Private Client team has a proud history of helping clients and often subsequent generations of their families manage their personal affairs, draft their Wills and administer their Estates.

We provide a professional Will Writing service and guide clients through Probate law, at what can sometimes be a distressing time.

Our solicitors work solely in this area of law so our clients can be assured of clear, practical and sensitive advice, combined with the most advanced legal knowledge in this complex field of law.  

We offer specialist services including:

  • Wills and Trusts - creation and management
  • Inheritance Tax Advice and Estate Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate, including administration of estates and will disputes
  • Special services for older people and their relatives.

Will writing is often a sensitive area, people often put off making their Wills when instead it should be considered prudent planning ahead. Almost 70% of people do not have a Will, or have not reviewed it due to changing family circumstances for example divorce, the birth of children or grandchildren or changing circumstances and this can have an affect on your estate.

A surviving spouse will not necessarily inherit everything, an unmarried partner has no automatic entitlement, the family home may have to be sold, your children may be unintentionally disinherited.  As legal professionals we would also encourage younger people to consider making a Will and with an increasingly elderly population the need for a Lasting Power of Attorney is becoming more and more necessary.

Our Will & Probate Solicitors can help you protect your interests and give you the peace of mind knowing your Estate is taken care of when you pass away.

Please use the menu to the left for more information on the range of services offered by our Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate team.

Make an appointment at our offices in Oldham, Ashton or Hollinwood, or alternatively arrange for a home visit at your convenience.

It is always advisable to use a professional when having your Will drafted. DIY and online Wills often lead to problems for your beneficiaries, as recommended here by the Law Society in a campaign encouraging the use of a solicitor for advice, instead of unregulated providers.

 

Latest News

High Court Focuses on Essentials to Resolve Family Trust Dispute

Even the most careful drafting cannot always succeed in dispelling ambiguity or in making provision for all future eventualities. As a High Court case concerning a family trust showed, however, the courts are always there to act as a neutral umpire in...

Mistaken Belief Overturns Estate Split Agreement

When the male partner of a cohabiting couple died, apparently without leaving a will, after they had lived together for more than 40 years, his estate was administered according to the laws of intestacy, with the result that no provision was made for his...

Reasonable Provision May Not Mean What You Think

When a person is excluded from the will of someone on whom they were 'dependent', the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 provides that the dependent person can apply for 'reasonable financial provision' to be made for their...

Placing Trust in a Family Member Proves Unwise (Again)

Even the most apparently trustworthy people can sometimes turn out to be anything but and that is one good reason why it is sensible to appoint a solicitor as executor of your will. In one case that proved the point, an ex-police officer took advantage of...

Casting Aspersions to Change Inheritance Proves Unsuccessful

Wills made or varied just before death are a frequent source of dispute and court appearances, and it was just such an occurrence that led to a High Court hearing recently . The case concerned the estate of a woman who died in 2014, two days after making a...