Wills & Estate Planning


Bevirs Law are local, approachable, specialists. We have a highly experienced team of private client lawyers who provide bespoke solutions for our clients’ individual legal needs.

Whether it be a simple will or the administration of a complicated estate or trust, we can help.

  • Drafting Wills and Codicils
  • Advising about inheritance tax
  • Obtaining Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Advising on intestacy
  • Administering the estate of someone who has died
  • Acting in contested estates
  • Drafting and administering trusts
  • Creating life interests in property
  • Drafting and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registering Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Drafting powers of attorney for specific transactions (e.g. sale of property)
  • Making applications to the Court of Protection

Wills

There are many good reasons for making a Will:

  • deciding who handles your affairs when you die (the “executors”)
  • deciding who will benefit; if you have young children, you can appoint guardians who can look after them if you die whilst they are still children
  • setting out any particular wishes you may have regarding your funeral.

If you do not make a Will, there are rules about who will inherit but these will not necessarily achieve what you want. You may wish to include people who would not automatically qualify (such as stepchildren, other family members, friends or charities).

You may wish to leave your husband, wife or partner a right to live in the house or a life interest whilst providing that the right to the proceeds from the house ultimately passes to someone else.

You may like advice on associated issues (such as inheritance tax; lifetime planning; and the potential impact of different arrangements on any future care costs).

We will discuss the different options with you and draw up the Will to give effect to your needs and wishes.

We offer fixed fees for straightforward Wills. If the Will is more complex, a fixed fee may not be appropriate but we can give you an estimate of the likely cost at the outset.

Key Contacts


Nicholas Sewell

Partner

Head of Wills and Estates

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David Neve

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Wills & Estates

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Janet Strong

Associate Solicitor

Wills & Estates

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