Wills, Probate & Trust Solicitors In London

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  • Waterstone Chambers LLP

    Waterstone Chambers LLP

    171 Cannon Street Road, London, E1 2LX

    02070639040

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  • Martin Shepherd Solicitors LLP

    Martin Shepherd Solicitors LLP

    Martin Shepherd Solicitors LLP

    Croyland House, 113 Hertford Road, Edmonton, London, N9 7EE

    020 8373 8373

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  • Scornik Gerstein LLP

    Scornik Gerstein LLP

    Scornik Gerstein LLP

    9-10 Staple Inn, 2nd Floor, London, WC1V 7QH

    0207 404 8400

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  • Barnes and Partners

    Barnes and Partners

    50 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0NB

    020 7241 5577

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  • Zuriel Solicitors

    Zuriel Solicitors

    290 Holloway Road, London, Greater London, N7 6NJ

    0207 582 5543

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  • Curzon Green Solicitors

    CURZON GREEN SOLICITORS - CITY OF LONDON AND HIGH WYCOMBE

    Curzon Green Solicitors

    Curzon Green Solicitors

    CURZON GREEN SOLICITORS - CITY OF LONDON AND HIGH WYCOMBE

    40 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BT

    0203 440 3705

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  • Devonshires Solicitors LLP

    Devonshires Solicitors LLP

    30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT

    020 7628 7576

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  • Raymond Saul & Co LLP

    Raymond Saul & Co LLP

    Raymond Saul & Co LLP

    32 Alie Street, London, Greater London, E1 8DA

    02074805840

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  • John Williamson Ltd

    John Williamson Ltd

    55 Carminia Road, London, SW17 8AJ

    07970 936478

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  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd

    Ricardina Bridges Ltd

    47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH

    0207 582 5108

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  • Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

    Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

    154-160 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2DQ

    02037804817

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  • G Singh

    G Singh

    Room 05, First Floor, Ealing House, 33 Hanger Lane, London, Middlesex, W5 3HJ

    020 8991 6804

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  • Hall & Co

    Hall & Co

    399 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8JN

    020 7183 5651

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  • Stephen Compton Limited

    Stephen Compton Limited

    90-92 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN

    0207 485 0888

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  • P E Wilson & Co

    P E Wilson & Co

    106 Norwood High Street, London, SE27 9NH

    020 8761 3555

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Guide To Hiring A London Wills, Probate & Trust Solicitor

Do you want the very best wills and probate solicitor in London? On this site, you can find company information relating to each of the solicitors located in the area that can help you write a will, amend a will or take care of probate. You can also view solicitors in London that can assist with the creation or management of various types of trusts.

Having a legally valid will that represents your preferences and provides financial stability for your family is usually an aspiration for most of us. Although you will find DIY options available for writing a will, hiring a good London solicitor will ensure your will is valid and properly fits your wishes.

What is a will?

A will is a legal document that is used for individuals to plan their preferences regarding how their children should be taken care of and how their assets should be shared upon his or her death. Wills should be set out in writing and signed by you and witnesses in order to ensure that they are legally binding. When a person dies without having made a will, their assets are divided as per the law and not necessarily in accordance with their wishes.

What are the different types of will?

There are a number of different types of wills that can be used for different needs. Some popular types of wills are as follows:

  • A single will is sometimes known as a testamentary will and is the most traditional type of will. The single will is formally created and signed in front of witnesses.
  • Mirror wills are an option available to couples who want to create near identical wills which allow them to leave assets to the same beneficiaries, normally each other in the first instance.
  • Living wills do not relate to asset distribution but instead, are used to lay out a person’s preferences for his or her future receipt of certain medical care if they lack the mental capacity to communicate this at some point in the future.

What does Probate mean?

Probate is the term which can be used to describe the legal and financial processes required to manage the estate of a deceased individual in England or Wales. Probate involves a variety of required tasks including the identification of a deceased person’s property, payment of taxes, administration of the accounts of the estate and distribution of net assets.

Trusts

A trust is used to control a person’s assets which includes their property, investments and money. There are a wide variety of different types of trusts which have different tax considerations. Every trust demands the following roles to be fulfilled:

  • A settlor’ who is the individual that puts their assets into a trust
  • A ‘trustee’ who is responsible for the management of the trust
  • A ‘beneficiary’ who is given the benefit of the trust

Trusts are utilised for a number of reasons including to protect a family’s assets, manage the assets of a child or incapacitated person or to distribute assets during the settlor’s life or when they die. A London solicitor will help their clients to recognise the need for a trust and to create the trust in a legal way, reflective of the settlor’s wishes.

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