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Anthony Benskin
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Katrina Greenwell
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Anne McGuinness
Solicitor
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Nicola Rollinson
Solicitor
All excellent - Mr D J - Loughborough (Anne McGuinness - Wills, Trust and Probate)

We are an experienced, friendly team of solicitors and support staff with an extensive knowledge of all areas of Private Client Law.

Probate

A bereavement can be one of the most stressful of life’s events. We can provide an all-inclusive service and deal with all aspects of the Estate administration for you. We are happy to agree a fixed fee in advance. Come and talk to us and if you choose not to instruct us we won’t charge you for the initial half hour meeting.

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    We provide a local face-to-face service and your solicitor will deal with the Estate administration from beginning to end. This will provide continuity throughout with your solicitor available to you to answer any queries and provide regular reports on progress.

    We understand legal fees can be a concern to those seeking legal advice for Estate administration and we are able to offer an all inclusive competitive fixed fee service. The fees are agreed with you at the first meeting to enable us to be fair to you by reflecting the actual work required as well as the value of the assets. For an indication or our Probate fees click here

    We are happy to handle administrations whether or not there is a Will (whether the Will has been held with us or elsewhere).

    If you have had a fixed fee quote from elsewhere please talk to us and we will see if we can offer a more competitive rate.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone of your choice to handle your personal and financial decisions in the event you are unable to do so yourself.

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    We recommend all of our clients consider creating Lasting Powers of Attorney. These are documents that enable you to appoint someone to take control of your affairs for you should you be unable to make decisions for yourself.

    The Lasting Power of Attorney forms are technical documents that need to be completed correctly to avoid the risk of rejection on registration with the Court.

    There are a number of factors to consider and we would welcome the opportunity to talk these through with you and prepare documents which are appropriate to your circumstances.

    For further information on types of Lasting Power of Attorney and what you may need to consider click here for our brochure.

    We charge on a fixed fee scale set out below:

        1 Document 2 Documents
    Single Unregistered £350 + VAT = £420 £450 + VAT = £540
      Registered £500 + VAT = £600
    + Court fee £82
    =£682
    £600 + VAT = £720
    + Court fee >£164
     =£884
    Couple Unregistered £500 + VAT = £600 £700 + VAT = £840
      Registered £750 + VAT = £900
    + Court fee £164
    = £1,064
    £950 + VAT = £1,140
    + Court fee £328
    = £1,468

    On registration there is a fee payable of £82.00 per document. This can be avoided if you are in receipt of Income Support or State Pension Credit, or the fee can be reduced if you are on a low income (under £12,000.00 per year) but your income must be proved to the Office of the Public Guardian.

Wills

We all know how important it is to make a Will, it is equally important to make it properly so you can be sure it will carry out your wishes. We provide a face-to-face service and prepare your Will tailored to your particular circumstances.

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    If you care about what happens to your property after you die, you should make a Will. Without one, the state directs who inherits, so your friends, favourite charities and relatives may get nothing.

    A properly made Will will protect your family and friends and ensure your wishes are followed. We have an approachable, experienced team of solicitors to guide you through the process of making a Will and who will ensure all legal requirements are complied with. We can also advise whether incorporating a trust in your Will would be of greater benefit for your family.

    We can advise on how inheritance tax may affect what you own.

    Our charges start at £140 plus VAT for a straightforward single Will.

    We also offer free storage in our strongroom once your Will is complete and offered to register your will at no extra charge on the National will database, certainty.

    We can visit you at your home if preferred.

Elderly Client

We all expect to live longer but this brings with it its own concerns; anything from care home fees to support in decision-making. We can advise on all aspects.

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    We offer a range of services to help and guide our clients to manage their future. We believe every adult has the right to manage their own money and affairs and we offer various services to help you put your affairs in order and plan for your own future.

    We know the possibility of care home fees is a worry for many and we can discuss with you the options available to you.

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Court of Protection

The Court of Protection exists to protect people who are no longer able to make their own decisions. We can assist with applications to appoint a Deputy to act on their behalf.

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    If someone close to you is incapable of making their own decisions, and they have not made a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney, we can help you apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed to act on their behalf as their deputy.

    The deputy has ongoing responsibilities to the court and we can help you prepare the necessary reports and accounts to be lodged.

    In most circumstances we can act for you for the fixed fee determined by the Court of Protection.

Trusts

We can create Trusts to help you manage and control your assets, often to achieve security and tax advantages. We can help set up new Trusts and manage existing Trusts.

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    Trusts come in all shapes and sizes and may be inexpensive family arrangements or can be more complicated trust to cater for more difficult situations or larger amounts of money.

    They are often set up in Wills although they can be set up during lifetime to assist with inheritance tax planning.

    We can advise the best trust for you, contact one of our team if you are thinking of utilising any sort of trust.

Fees

We like to be upfront about our fees as we appreciate this is often a concern for those looking for legal advice. We are happy to agree a fixed fee at our first meeting to avoid the worry or uncertainty of the traditional open-ended hourly rate charging structure used by most firms of solicitors.

 

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