Property, Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

Non-Contentious Department

The team is made up of director Catherine Stewart, Bridgitte Harvey and Helen Lowe, together with trainee solicitors. We deal with all matters, including:

1. Property

All types of conveyancing are dealt with; both the buying and selling of property, domestic and commercial. Competitive estimates can be given and we aim to give an approachable, friendly and high-quality service. We always keep you updated and we are here should you need to contact us.

If your solicitor is not available, another member of the conveyancing team will assist.

We understand that this is a stressful time and our aim is to help the matter proceed as quickly as possible, always making sure that it is dealt with properly and professionally.

2. Wills

We deal with the making of wills and advise with respect to estate planning. This is an important document and we would advise that making a will should not be put off but dealt with by our experienced solicitors.

We advise with respect to:

  • Inheritance tax, an issue many people may wish to consider following the increase in value of their house;
  • Provision for children and appointment of legal guardians;
  • Dealing with your property and possessions.
3. Probate

Applications for grant of probate or, if the deceased has not left a will, a grant of letters of administration

We act in the administration of the estate and advise if necessary with respect to deeds of variation, where effectively the estate is restructured within two years of the deceased’s death. This may be to save inheritance tax, or because the beneficiaries in the will have decided that the provisions of the will should be reconsidered.

4. Powers of Attorney

We are able to advise and prepare lasting powers of attorney, which enable the client to deal with a situation when, in the future, they may become unable to deal with matters as a result of infirmity or perhaps dementia. There are two types of lasting powers of attorney, one dealing with property and affairs and the other dealing with health and welfare. Both are important and these arrangements are best resolved at an early stage.

Please contact us to discuss your case.