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Simpson Millar LLP's Team of Wills and Probate Solicitors aim to provide an extensive and valuable service that helps you organise your affairs in a tax efficient way providing you with means for continued enjoyment of wealth.

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Financial Planning

We plan ahead in so many areas of our lives – whether planning a family, a career or the next holiday. It’s important to also plan ahead to leave a legacy of our homes and finances as well as planning for a time when we may not be able to make decisions for ourselves.

This could happen at any time to any of us, don’t wait to reach old age or infirmity as unfortunately we can’t predict when death or loss of capacity might occur.

Every adult should have a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure they and their family are protected in the future. Yet 70% of the population have not put these important documents in place.

At Simpson Millar LLP our Wills and Probate Team understand the many reasons why you may not have yet planned for the future. Now you have begun to consider your future planning we make sure that there are no obstacles to completing the process.

Our Wills and Probate Team will ensure that:

  • We will be available and approachable
  • We won’t use legal jargon
  • We will provide a fast and straightforward service
  • Our service will meet your individual needs and circumstances
  • The price is value for money

Wills

There are many reasons to make a Will:

  • choose your executors
  • appoint guardians for your children
  • make gifts to family and friends
  • inheritance tax planning
  • create trusts to protect vulnerable relatives
  • set out your funeral wishes
  • give to charity
  • avoid family disputes
  • give personal belongings or jewellery

Our specialist Will Service makes writing a Will easy and affordable.

Lasting powers of attorney

As the UK population gets older and older Alzheimer's and Dementia are becoming increasing problems. We can lose our mental capacity at any time and an essential part of planning for the future is setting up lasting powers of attorney.

Volume Wills

If you are interested in setting up a Will Scheme for your employees please check out our Volume Wills Service.

Deputyships

A Deputy is a person appointed by the court of protection to manage the property and affairs or personal welfare of another person who lacks the mental capacity to take such decisions. We make applications for the appointment of Deputies, administer deputyships and in appropriate cases act as professional Deputy. Please see our Guide to Court Appointed Deputies. If you have any queries, please send them to us by email using our online enquiry form

Inheritance tax advice

You can reduce Inheritance Tax through careful planning and the use of Wills and Trusts. We offer specialist advice to help you plan effectively.

Probate

We understand that bereavement is an incredibly difficult time. Our Probate Service takes away some of that burden. We provide support in dealing with the paperwork no matter what the size of the estate. We believe that communication is invaluable to providing a fast and efficient service and so we keep you in the picture at every stage.

For further information on probate read our guide. PDF file

Trusts

Trusts are used in a multitude of different situations. You may be searching for a legal strategy to a problem and not yet have identified that a trust will provide the answer.

For example trusts can be used to regulate the way two or more people own a property or to safeguard children in a Will or even to preserve personal injury compensation.

Trusts often involve very technical legal and tax knowledge. Our specialist Team of solicitors use their expertise to ensure your finances are safe guarded for you and your family.

For further information on trusts read our guide. PDF file

Recovery of Care/Nursing Home Fees

If you have a relative who pays for care home/nursing home fees but has a primary health care need then it may be possible to recover the fees from the NHS. This includes retrospective and future care home fees. Find out more here.

Contact us now to discuss how we can help you by completing our, no obligation, online enquiry form and we will call you back or you can call us directly on 0808 129 3320.

Memberships

Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors are members of Will Aid. Will Aid is a charity Will making scheme which raises funds for people in need here and around the world. To find out more visit http://www.willaid.org.uk

Will Aid November 2012

Over the last 4 years we have raised an average of £1,300 every year for Will Aid.

Wills and Probate Solicitors

Contact our wills and probate solicitors now to discuss how we can help you by calling 0808 129 3320 or use our online enquiry form and we will call you back.

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I would like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you for your help, assistance and professionalism in dealing with the estate of my late uncle.


Dear Sian, just a line to let you know my appreciation for your help and understanding during the making of my sister's Will. The fact that I got in touch with you made the task much easier for us both


I wish to thank you (Natalie Starkie) for your efficiency and kindness to me, which is greatly appreciated. You have made what is a very distressing time that little bit easier, knowing that I was in safe hands.


Sian Thompson - Wills and Probate Solicitor - Leeds

Sian Thompson TEP
Partner, Professional Deputy
Head of Court of Protection, Wills, Probate & Trusts
T: 0844 858 3200

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