Wills, tax, trusts and probate
A personal service for future planning from an exceptional team.
Making sure that your wishes are met and the people and causes most important to you are looked after can give you great reassurance and peace of mind.
The Weightmans' Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate team was 'noted for its expertise in trusts and tax planning, complex wills and offshore matters' in Legal 500, reflecting our enviable reputation for advising clients on all their personal legal needs.
You can be sure that you'll receive a personal, transparent and efficient service from our team, which includes fully qualified members of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) as well as members of Solicitors for the Elderly.
Understanding the importance of careful estate planning to help provide for future generations, we offer lifetime and post-death planning to a diverse range of clients.
Our main areas of expertise include:
- Tax planning
- Probate and Administration of Estates
- Powers of Attorney
- Trust and Estate Disputes
Detailed legal advice helping you to protect your assets. This is a complicated area of law, so taking expert advice is absolutely essential.Business succession
Astute advice helping you make practical plans to secure the future of your business. An effective business succession plan is essential.Contested probate/estate claims
Expert resolution of disputes over Wills. We have vast experience of these disputes but, more importantly, we know how to avoid them in the first place.Family investment companies
Advice on how to set up, structure and manage a family investment company - a popular way to secure your family wealth.LPAs and Court of Protection
Specialist advice to deal with the affairs of mentally incapacitated individuals and appointing a power of attorney.Probate
We understand that estate administration can be complex, time consuming and emotional. We work with you to make the process as straightforward as possible.Trusts
A dedicated, experienced trust service. The right trust arrangement can protect your wealth for future generations.InsightsUpdating the test for testamentary capacity to make a will
The law concerning the mental capacity to make a will needs to be brought up to date, according to a Law Commission consultation published last week.