We can assist you in arranging your personal and financial affairs both today and for the future.

We can advise you on any decisions you may need to make about financial matters for yourself or someone else and assist you in times of personal difficulty.

Making a Will or a Trust is your opportunity to ensure your assets pass to the people you wish to receive them. Get it right and you can reduce the amount of tax you might otherwise pay. It is also important to think about how setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney might help if you become unable to manage your affairs due to illness or infirmity.

We can help you with the following:

    • Probate and the administration of estates including;
    • Disputed probate issues
    • Estates with foreign assets
    • Intestacy (where a person dies without a valid will)
    • Deeds of Variation
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney for both financial and health & welfare matters
    • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
    • Court of Protection applications for financial and health & welfare matters
    • Wills and Trusts including;
      • Wills for singles and couples
      • Wills incorporating trusts for special circumstances
      • Statutory wills for people who have lost capacity
      • Inheritance Tax planning
      • Lifetime trusts
      • Will trusts
  • Advising elderly clients on matters including;
    • Information on care at home
    • Claiming benefits
    • NHS continuing healthcare funding
  • Financial abuse of vulnerable people
  • Will Aid

Get in touch

For further information or to arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors please call or email our Private Client team. We can meet you at our offices in Reading, Berkshire, but please let us know if Reading is not convenient for you as we can arrange to meet you at your home.

Making things simple

Our Private Client team, headed by Hilary Buckle, can unravel the complexities and ensure that everything is in order both during and after your lifetime.

With the help of Solicitors, Jane Whitfield and Charlotte Fox, Hilary and her team can give you advice on a wide range of personal and financial matters, including planning for future care and advising on difficult probate matters.

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