Private Client

The Private Client department covers a wide variety of areas which include the following:

         Estate administration including Inland Revenue enquiries, payment of Inheritance Tax, dealing with assets and liabilities and distribution of estate

         Obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration

         Preparing Deeds of Variation to Wills and Rules of Intestacy

         Reviewing existing Wills, preparing basic and tax-planning Wills and Codicils

         Contentious claims against estates

         Elderly client advice including Asset Protection

         Advising on mental capacity issues including Deputyship applications

         Preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorneys

         Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney

The Private Client department are pleased to announce that they participated in the Will Aid scheme in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in aid of raising money for charities by offering our Will writing services free in the month of November for basic Wills. Client participation was very good and the firm as a result hopes to continue to participate each year.

The Private Client department are happy to arrange home visits if required.

Our Private Client department prices include carrying out estate administration work under the Law Society guidelines with an hourly rate of 200.00 plus VAT and disbursements.  We undertake preparation of Lasting Power of Attorneys on an hourly rate basis of 200.00 plus VAT and disbursements.  We charge set fees for Wills ranging from 200.00 to 800.00 plus VAT.  Deputyship application fees are set at 830.00 by the Court for preparing a Deputyship application.  We also charge a set fee of 500.00 for registering an Enduring Power of Attorney,


Please do telephone us on our direct department phone number 020 8501 7018 for any queries you have including an estimate tailored to your own needs.