Our Trusts and Estates Team is dedicated to looking after your personal and business interests and helping you safeguard these assets for your family in the long term. The team has considerable experience in dealing with Probate work or estate administration, as well as Inheritance Tax planning and trust law.
COVID-19 Legal Implications
In these very difficult times, it has never been more important to ensure that your personal affairs and that your family and loved ones are provided for and protected. We have a dedicated and specialist team dealing with Wills, Powers of Attorney and probate/estate administration who will advise and support you and family members to ensure that your personal and business assets are dealt with in accordance with your wishes, should you become incapacitated or pass away. Please visit our Covid-19 Measures article to find out more about the procedures we have put in place to protect our clients and staff.
Our Estate Administration Team ensures that any matter arising out of the death of a loved one is handled with utmost care and sensitivity. We want you to be part of the process and so are happy to provide an estimate of our legal fees for administering an estate, as well as an estimate of how long it will take. We offer a quality but cost effective estate administration service
Power Of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document by one person appointing another to handle his or her affairs. We can assist in the creation of Powers of Attorney and also the registration of Enduring or Lasting Powers of Attorney by making the required application to the Office of the Public Guardian for you.
Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning
Ashfords' Estate Planning Team advise on ways to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of estates and ways to maximise the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.
We deal with both modest and substantial Trusts with complex and valuable assets. We work with you to secure your property in a legal framework for the benefit of beneficiaries, ensuring all parties are aware of their rights and duties.
We offer a bespoke planning service, which can reduce the amount of tax that your family may have to pay in the long term, which is why we see this service as essential.
Our Wills Team works with you in writing and making a Will that suits your circumstances.