Making sure your estate is distributed according to your wishes when you're no longer here, or dealing with the affairs of a deceased loved one, are understandably sensitive and often complex matters.
When dealing with such important issues, the support of experienced and sympathetic succession lawyers can do a lot to provide peace of mind and give you the space you need.
The Wills and probate team at Adams Law has the experience and expertise to help you. We know that no two cases are the same, allowing us to provide legal advice and support that is not only thorough but delivered in a sensitive and caring way, with attention to detail and understanding that is second to none.
Our vast knowledge and experience of succession issues include:
The law and procedures governing Wills and probate can be complex and difficult to navigate. There are also many common misconceptions about the law and what it means, such as in regard to inheritance rights and the validity of Wills, that mean disputes can and do occur. When dealing with such serious and sensitive issues, it's always important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity, from specialist Wills and probate solicitors, which is where Adams Law comes in.
Writing and reviewing your Will
We can help you write or review a Will that meets the legal requirements, comprehensively sets out your estate and clearly communicates your wishes to those you leave behind. In respect of probate matters, we can help you to carefully assess the exact detail of your loved one's wishes, and then advise you accordingly as to what needs to be done to resolve any matter that may be uncertain or unclear. We can also help if you need advice about whether you are entitled to make an inheritance claim.
Cost-effective and comprehensive service
At Adams Law, we always try to work in an efficient and cost-effective way, while also striving for the results that you want and need, which is why clients across London and the surrounding areas trust us to handle their Wills and probate matters. After nearly 25 years in business, drawing on over 150 years combined experience, we know this approach works for us as well as it works for our clients – over 80 per cent of our business comes from customers who have instructed us in the past or refer someone to us.
Inheritance tax planning
While there are many important reasons to make a Will, effective planning for Inheritance Tax (IHT) is often overlooked. IHT is a tax levied against the property, savings and investments held by a person when they die. Everyone has a tax-free allowance on death of £325,000 (known as the Nil Rate Band), but money or property above this value will be taxed at 40%. This can have a substantial impact when it comes to ensuring that your estate is distributed amongst the people and causes that you care about.
By speaking with one of the private client lawyers at Adams Law, you will receive clear, sensible, jargon-free advice on the best way to plan for IHT. Our solicitors are experts when it comes to reducing the impact of IHT on your estate through planning tools such as making full use of the transferable Nil Rate Band, tax-efficient investments, utilising trusts and planning through your Will.
Private Client Lawyers
Providing expert advice that's easy to understand, we are completely open about our fees, and we always discuss the potential outcomes and full costs with our clients in advance.
Contact our Private Client Lawyers in London
Adams' private client solicitors offer a comprehensive and affordable service for those looking to plan for the future. As a full-service law firm, we can work closely with colleagues in other departments, such as our property and conveyancing teams, to give you the best possible legal advice for your circumstances.
To arrange a consultation, speak with a member of our private client team today on 0207 790 2000 or complete our online enquiry form.