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Trusts, wills & estates

We have many years’ experience in drafting wills and trusts and in ensuring that our clients’ estate planning objectives are met as simply and tax efficiently as possible.

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Trusts

We regularly advise on creating, administering and terminating trusts and other wealth holding structures.

Wills

We prepare tax-efficient wills for UK and international clients. We assist in creating lasting powers of attorney and, where appropriate, living wills and can advise on incapacity and welfare planning.

Trustees

We support trustees on all aspects of planning, structuring and administration both in the UK and internationally.

Probate and administration of estates

We advise on UK, cross-border estates and post death variations.

Track Record

  • Giving strategic advice in relation to a complex probate where the assets include valuable chattels; liaising with a major auction house and a well known public institution about possible access to those chattels, with a view to a large conditional exemption claim; then negotiating the terms of that claim with HMRC; whilst also varying some of the main family trusts in order to prolong their life spans, for both asset protection and tax reasons.

  • Advising the executors of the estate of a US national who lived overseas for most of his life including dealing with an Inheritance Act 1975 claim.

  • Advising the main UK based beneficiary of an estate based in Australia and other jurisdictions, following the death of the testator overseas.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

All our solicitors who are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) adhere to the STEP code for Will Preparation in England and Wales, a copy of which is available here.

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How to find us:
London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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