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Greg Baker

Partner Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate Department

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Greg Baker passed the Chartered Institute of Bankers Trustee Diploma in 1984. After working for Trust Companies of two major Banks both onshore and offshore, he qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and became a partner in Hegarty Solicitors in 2006.

His expertise lies in complex wills, probate and estate administration, trust creation, powers of attorney, care fee funding issues, and personal capital taxation advice. Greg is also able to advise on estate planning through trust arrangements (from writing life assurance policies under trust to cover potential Inheritance Tax liabilities to Trust arrangements for pensions) and maximising Inheritance Tax reliefs.

Greg has administered a number of Estates that include farms and has made successful claims for agricultural property relief in respect of the farm house. He has prepared Wills for a number of both farming and general business clients with a view to ensuring smooth succession planning and has prepared Powers of Attorney for business clients to enable the continuation of the business in the event of an unforeseen circumstance.

With 40 years’ experience and having administered numerous multi-million pound estates, complex probate matters including business interests and overseas assets, Greg has a unique level of knowledge to assist a diverse range of clients.

Greg is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Law Society’s Private Client Section in respect of which he was an elected member of the Executive Committee from July 2008 to July 2014.

Thanks for your guidance in administering my Mum’s estate. First and last time I hope. You and Mathew have been a calming influence on some of the most stressful and upsetting times of my life and I thank you from the heart for that.

Thanks once again you have been great solicitors and if I ever need your services again I will certainly have no hesitation in contacting you again or your firm.

Mr M. Wills, Trusts and Probate Client

Thank you Greg and all of your colleagues for your work on my behalf. It was a complicated one and I appreciate it immensely.

Mr H. Wills, Trusts and Probate & Litigation Client

Thank you for all of your invaluable assistance in this matter. You have made everything so much easier to deal with during a difficult time for our family.

Mrs C. Wills, Trusts & Probate Client

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both yourself and Greg for all your help and advice.

Mrs P. Wills, Trusts and Probate Client

The service you have given us is excellent and very much appreciated.

Mr R. Probate Client

Highly professional service from Greg Baker and nice to see a solicitor whose bill was as the estimate

Mr M. Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management Client

Greg Baker, in the Peterborough Office, handled the Will and Probate of my late mother-in-law with great sensitivity, and efficiency. My wife and I much appreciate his work and professionalism, and would not hesitate to use his services again in the future.

Mr B. Probate & Estate Administration Client

The advice we received in a meeting, in correspondence, in guidance notes and in phone calls was informed, clear, practical and comprehensive. It was always easy to make contact with the partner concerned, and all documents were executed promptly. We were most satisfied with the service provided.

Adrian Whitfield QC. Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management Client

Greg Baker and Kally Singh are the 2 solicitors I use regularly at Hegarty’s. They are both consistently friendly,obliging and professional when dealing with my business and personal affairs. They always explain legal jargon in layman’s terms. They always return correspondence and telephone calls promptly. Their billing is always fair and reasonable. A “one stop shop” firm of solicitors with a “family firm” culture. A local firm of solicitors you can rely on.

Mr S. Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management Client

I am writing to thank you for the personal attention and professional manner in which you and your team have given in relation to these matters. On visits to your offices your receptions staff have been courteous and efficient. Overall I am very happy with the services and advice provided by yourself and Hegarty LLP.

Mrs C. Probate Client

I want to say a huge thank you for all the help you have given me. I believe you went way beyond your normal job with your advice and help. I hope you have learnt as I have from this, I cannot say I enjoy it, but I enjoyed meeting you and the people you recommended to help me. Again I thank you and perhaps we may meet one day under more pleasant circumstances.

Mr S. Probate Client

Many thanks Greg great service as always much appreciated.

Mr M. Probate Client

I have been using Hegarty’s for a number of years for various legal matters and have always received an excellent service. They have provided appropriate and sound advice, in a sensitive and accessible manner, at all times. Greg Baker always makes complex law understandable to the lay person and I would definitely recommend him for any will and probate issues.

Mrs C. Probate Client

Cannot praise Greg highly enough, would recommend to anyone. Most importantly he explained everything in layman’s terms and made it easy for us to understand. Thank you.

Mrs C. Probate Client

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