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Wills, Trusts and Probate

You can never predict what the future holds, and getting your affairs in order can help ensure your loved ones are protected whatever the future may hold.

However, we recognise that few people are comfortable talking about later life or post-death matters. Decisions about how care home fees should be met, who should inherit a property, or how shares should be passed on can be easily put aside. We can help you focus on the practicalities, ensuring that your assets are protected and your wishes are carried out.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your prompt and efficient handling of this matter.

Mr B. Wills, Trusts and Probate Client

Very efficient and quick response to my request. Thank you.

Mrs M. Wills, Trusts and Probate Client

Saw Martin Banwell who was very helpful and efficient when making my Will. Would not hesitate to recommend Hegarty LLP.

Mr Wilkins, Wills, Trusts and Probate Client - Google Review

Thank you for your prompt and efficient service with regard to this matter it was much appreciated.

Mr A. Wills, Trusts and Probate Client

Thank you so much for the consideration, efficiency and speed you have shown in dealing with the estate.

Mr R. Wills, Trusts and Probate Client

Andrea has been helpful, approachable & completely professional. An asset in my opinion to Hegarty’s Team.

Ms W. Wills,Trusts and Probate Client

Our advisor, Andrea Beesley-Hewitt, was very knowledgeable and professional in her service to us and should be commended on a job well done.

Mr R. Wills, Trusts and Probate

Andrea was so easy to work with, it made preparing my will so straightforward. I had every confidence in her and was reassured by her good advice and professionalism. Thank you.

Ms. C Wills Trusts and Probate Client

Many thanks for your very efficient service.

Mr E. Wills, Trusts and Probate

I’d like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your invaluable guidance and help in preparing my Will.

Miss S. Wills, Trusts and Probate

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

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

Thank you for the Invoice which I have just paid.  It was good value and I thank you again for your advice and understanding.

Mr C. Wills, Trusts and Probate Client

Thank you for all your help in finalising my dad’s estate. I appreciate the advice and support you have given throughout this difficult period.

Mr M. Probate & Estate Administration Client

I have been very satisfied with all services received from Hegarty re. Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Sale and Purchase of properties. Thank you all.

Mrs R. Conveyancing 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

Many thanks Greg great service as always much appreciated.

Mr M. Probate Client

Thank you again for acting on our behalf and we will have no hesitation in using your services again in the future.

Mr W. Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management Client

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Wills, Trusts and Probate

Hard to tackle issues are often only first considered when someone close to us becomes vulnerable or passes away, but a little careful planning can help to make sure your hard earned assets are protected for future generations and your wishes are carried out. We can help you manage many of these concerns. Our highly experienced team can discuss all aspects of estate or asset protection and later-life decision making issues sensitively and confidentially with you.

We recognise that few people are comfortable talking about later life or post-death matters. Decisions about how care home fees should be met, who should inherit a property, or how shares should be passed on can be easily put aside. We can help you focus on the practicalities, ensuring that what is yours is dealt with efficiently so that the maximum value is retained and your wishes are carried out.

Making a Will is the first step towards your estate (your possessions and debts) being properly dealt with. Our solicitors do not just formalise wishes in a legal document, although a well-drafted will is crucial. We also advise you on the best way of disposing of your assets. Inheritance Tax plays an important part and, with the insight and support of our wealth management experts, we can help you minimise the liabilities taken on by future generations. We offer an online service for making straightforward Wills which means a visit to the office is unnecessary. For more information about this service visit our Wills page here.

We are also experienced in situations in which a client is unable (through mental incapacity for example) to make decisions about their health and welfare, finances and property. We can help you to plan for the future by putting a suitable Lasting Power of Attorney in place which lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. If a loved one is incapacitated and no Lasting Power of Attorney is in place, we can make an application to the Court of Protection to allow you to act as their deputy and make decisions on their behalf or even to have a Statutory Will drawn up for them.

Our solicitors are also here to support you through the loss of a loved one and will guide you through the process of Probate and Estate Administration. Dealing with the death of a loved one can be the most difficult period in any person’s life. When it comes to handling the formalities around that, our support can lessen the load.

Many of our solicitors are full or student members of:

  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and / or
  • The Private Client Section of the Law Society.
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