Wills, Trusts & Estates

Planning for your future or dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away requires clear legal expertise and sensitive handling.

At Atkins Hope, our Wills, trusts and estates solicitors will work closely with you to guide you through these issues, making sure every detail is taken care of and giving you complete peace of mind.

We can assist with matters including:

Exceptional estates & lifetime planning expertise

Our Wills, trusts and estates solicitors can offer you:

  • Many years of specialist experience in estates and lifetime planning
  • A broad working knowledge of both straightforward and complex inheritance issues
  • Strong litigation experience for inheritance disputes
  • Head of Probate Tina Chan is a member of the prestigious Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Flexible funding to suit your circumstances

We know that the cost of legal advice and representation can be a concern, so we offer a number of options to match your requirements and financial situation.

We are able to offer some services, such as writing straightforward Wills on a fixed fee basis, while more complex work may be charged for according to an agreed hourly rate.

Our probate and estate administration fees can normally be covered from the estate, with these costs deferred until the estate assets are gathered and ready to be distributed.

Speak to our Wills, trusts & estates lawyers today

To speak to one of our solicitors today please ring 0208 680 5018 or contact your local Atkins Hope office in CroydonMedwayBlackheath or Guildford.

To ask a quick question, you can use our simple online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you promptly.

Our Wills, trusts & estates services

Making a Will

Making a Will not only ensures your wishes for your estate are clear, it also reduces the risk of conflict between your loved ones after you are gone.

Our Will writing solicitors can provide clear, practical and sensitive advice on making or updating your Will, making sure every detail is considered and accounted for.

Find out more about our expertise with Wills.

Probate & estate administration

Dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away is a significant responsibility, with numerous steps that need to be handled correctly.

Our probate and estate administration solicitors can guide you through everything you need to do to effectively administer an estate, giving you confidence that you are meeting your obligations and that the deceased’s wishes will be carried out properly.

Find out more about our expertise with probate and administration of estates after a death.

Trusts & Lifetime Planning

Trusts offer a tax efficient option for your estate, as well as allowing you to provide for the needs of your dependants. There are also various other issues to consider as part of your lifetime planning, including your potential future care needs.

Our trusts and lifetime planning solicitors can work closely with you to understand your concerns and requirements, then help you get in place the right legal solutions for your future and that of your loved ones.

Find out more about our expertise with trusts and lifetime planning.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Losing the ability to make important decisions about our affairs is a worrying prospect, but making a Lasting Power of Attorney can provide reassurance that these decisions can be made by a trusted loved one or other representative should the need arise.

Our team can help you to draft a Lasting Power of Attorney that empowers someone you trust to make decisions about your finances and home, as well as your personal and medical care.

Find out more about our expertise with Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Inheritance Disputes (Contentious Probate)

Inheritance disputes can be very distressing, especially when they are between family members. They also have the potential to take up a lot of time and money, potentially eating into the value of any inheritance at stake.

Our contentious probate solicitors can assist with making and defending inheritance claims, with a strong emphasis on finding amicable solutions through negotiation between the parties wherever possible.

Find out more about our expertise with disputes over Wills & contentious probate.

Get in touch with our Wills, trusts & estates solicitors today

To speak to one of our solicitors today please ring 0208 680 5018 or contact your local Atkins Hope office in CroydonMedwayBlackheath or Guildford.

To ask a quick question, you can use our simple online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you promptly.