We provide you with clear, friendly and practical advice on:
Wills and Succession Planning
Preparing wills, codicils, declarations of trusts and all documents in connection with your estate and your testamentary dispositions under your will, together with the appointment of executors and trustees to manage and administer your estate after death.
Probate and Intestacy
Calling in and administering your estate after death, including liaising with your executors, trustees and beneficiaries; preparing applications for grant of probate or letters of administration; settling Inheritance Tax and debts due from the estate, preparing and finalising estate accounts and proceeding to distribute the net estate amongst your beneficiaries.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Advising and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney in relation to your financial affairs and/or your health and welfare; appointing attorneys to act on your behalf; arranging to complete the LPAs and lodge them with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Acting for you on the sale or purchase of your home; liaising with estate agents, banks, building societies, brokers, mortgagees and solicitors on the other side; conducting preliminary enquiries and searches; arranging for exchange of contracts and proceeding to completion; dealing with any other ancillary matters relating to your home and its purchase/sale.
Dealing with all forms of Asset Sale and Share Purchase; carrying out due diligence enquiries and investigations on your behalf; reviewing property documents and commercial leases; drafting commercial agreements; preparing disclosure letters; liaising with accountants and solicitors; negotiating amendments to draft documents; preparing all other ancillary documents that may be required; filing documents with Companies House; updating company registers; preparing board minutes and resolutions; circulating bibles of documents following completion.
Drafting contracts of employment, consultancy agreements, policies and procedures, company handbooks; handling grievance and disciplinary disputes; advising on redundancies, unfair dismissal, discrimination and other disputes; dealing with TUPE matters on sales and purchases of businesses; preparing and advising upon Settlement Agreements on termination of employment.
Advising on Inheritance disputes including incapacity, invalidity, undue influence and proprietary estoppel claims against the estate of the deceased; raising enquiries with solicitors acting on behalf of the estate, making applications for pre action discovery including obtaining medical records of the deceased; processing claims and seeking resolution of these through mediation if possible.
Advising on commercial and civil claims, including alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration; corresponding with the claimant/defendant and /or their solicitors; dealing with the claims under the pre action protocols where possible; instructing counsel to advise and represent you where necessary; preparing statements of case, issuing proceedings or filing defences to claim; management of your case up to resolution and/ or adjudication by the court.