Wills Trusts and Lifetime Planning

Wills are one of the most important documents you may ever write. Without one, your family may find themselves having to face some problems.

For example, legal judgments on how your estate and possessions are administered and how your children are cared for could be made which might be adverse to your wishes.

Whilst the thought of writing a Will might be a little daunting, the team at Hansells has decades of legal experience and an impeccable reputation and will guide you through the process with clarity and understanding.

Take a look at our Wills + Wishes helpful guide.  Consideration should be given to your funeral wishes, who should receive your personal possessions, have you any specific medical matters that need addressing, are there any special instructions for your children and in some cases your pets.

Not only can we advise you in relation to your Will, but we can also advise you about matters affecting your lifetime planning, such as Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and care fee planning.

Making sure that you’ve stated your wishes and intentions will give you real peace of mind

Our aim is clear: to provide you with efficient solutions to your needs and to deliver them in a timely fashion and with clarity of cost.

We have a dedicated team who are skilled in dealing with all elements of Wills and Lifetime estate planning. We will provide you with the confidence and peace of mind that you will receive the advice and assistance to suit your needs.  All our lawyers comply with the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners’ Will Writing Code.

Click to view: STEP Will Writing Code and STEP Full Standard Provisions

 

What some of our clients say about us…….

‘Thanks for all you have done to help me during this difficult time. I genuinely appreciate your kindness and professionalism, and the cup of tea on the day of the funeral. [Dec 2015]
 
‘Can I just say a very big thank you to you, Phil, and Beverley for making it all so easy both for me and for L and N too.  I think it was essential that you and I were able to sort everything out without their needing to make any key decisions themselves.  I do think we have achieved the best result for them and certainly far better than they expected, although at the back of it all is the inevitable sadness of losing their father [Dec 2015]
 
 

Accreditations

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Our experienced team also includes a number of solicitors who are accredited by STEP, whose members are required to acquire additional technical qualifications and are subject to a Code of Professional Conduct, which requires them at all times to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of their clients and of the wider community.  STEP members are also required to keep up to date with the latest legal, technical and regulatory developments.

Our STEP acccredited members are Philip Norton, Helen Cordingley, Mari Vallgren, Hayley Pettitt and Clare van Poortvliet.

Gemma Hambright is an Affiliate member.

SFE members are all specialists in older client law, but what sets SFE members apart from other lawyers are their specialist client care skills that enable them to advise and support older and vulnerable clients.  – click here to view our Code of Practice and Client Care Procedures. Samantha Loombe is an Associate Member of SFE.