Legal Advice Services
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.
Our expert solicitors have a vast amount of experience
of dealing with:
Sian Thompson of Simpson Millar LLP maintains a broad private client practice with particular expertise in tax, trusts and estate administration as well as contentious probate.
Chambers & Partners 2015
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
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.
If you are interested in setting up a Will Scheme for your employees please check
out our Volume Wills Service.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 freephone: 0808 129 3320.
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
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.