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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:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Tax planning
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyships
  • Trust and Estate Disputes
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