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Expert Advice On Wills And Probate

As private client solicitors in London, Branch Austin offer a range of legal services surrounding wills and probate. We understand that navigating the legal side of these matters can be emotionally challenging and, as such, the services we offer are always entirely confidential and personal between us and our clients.

Our team assists clients based both in the UK and internationally with the preparation of wills and the obtaining of probate or letters of administration where there is no will. We advise on and draft Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) which are a convenient precautionary measure to prevent problems should you become unable to manage your affairs.

We recognise that coping with bereavement is a painful and distressing time on top of the added pressure of dealing with the deceased’s financial affairs. As such, we deal with these matters efficiently, pro-actively and sensitively, according to our client’s wishes.

In dealing with the deceased’s estate we typically assist with:

  • Collecting assets and arranging valuations;
  • Preparing the return to HM Revenue & Customs and calculating the Inheritance Tax;
  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration;
  • Corresponding with HM Revenue & Customs;
  • Corresponding with third parties and paying creditors;
  • The sale or transfer of property 
  • Distributing the assets of the Estate to the beneficiaries and accounting.

For more details on the wills and probate services that we offer and the associated fees, please contact us.

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    Franco Cassar
  • 'I have sought assistance from Branch Austin (previously LSG and LSGA) on a number of issues. My association dates back to 2010 and working with Mr Hal Branch and his team has always been a great pleasure. They provide solid, sound advise, are very responsive and professional indeed. We have always been successful in our cases and this is down to really professional and capable team. Highly recommended!'

    Nangu Teali
  • 'I have used their sales conveyancing service and advise on few teething legal issues. I am very pleased with the way they conduct themselves, especially Rashida, she has always acted in professional manner and most importantly picked up the phone when I needed her. Great service. would definitely recommend.'

    Archie Sumovskij
  • 'Hal Branch saved the day as my first divorce solicitor was very poor. He finalised my divorce in 2 weeks where my previous solicitor hadn’t made any real progress in the previous 2 years. He gives advice in a language that can actually be understood and promptly replies to any enquiry. Overall very happy and everyone I dealt with at the firm were very friendly and professional.'

    Jamie McCallister

Why Choose Branch Austin As Your Will Solicitors In London?

One of the most important things you can do to safeguard the future of your family is to make a will. Most of us will put off this relatively straightforward task. Our specialist team of private client solicitors in London will work closely with you to ensure you have a will that properly reflects your intentions, appreciating that each client has individual requirements. By making time to prepare your will, you are minimising the risk of future disputes after your death and ensuring that your wishes are properly carried out.

When a loved one passes, the handling of the estate can be highly challenging. As leading private client solicitors in London, our team is experienced in administering all types of estate and the many administrative tasks that come with even the simplest of estates, extending as well to large cross-border estates and estates with complex legal issues and/or disputes. We often advise on estates where there is no will or where there may be international or complex issues. We work with the executors and administrators of estates to guide them through the legal process of probate and the issues following a death.

All of the different legal teams in the firm work closely with each other to ensure that our clients have quick and easy access to a wide range of legal support. Private client affairs can often extend into other legal divisions including family law, real estate, corporate and commercial and employment issues. As such, we want to ensure that our clients feel supported at every step of their engagement with us.

Our dispute resolution team is also very experienced in wills and probate cases, particularly inheritance and family provision claims, where there are contentious issues arising out of the administration of the estate; they also advise on contesting wills and claims for financial provisions where the deceased has failed to make such or sufficient provisions.

No matter the specifics of your circumstances, our aim is always to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in our abilities to provide exceptional personal legal advice on whatever aspects of wills and probate law that is most relevant to your case.

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