Wills and Probate

Wills, Probate and Tax Department of Garner & Hancock 




Our expert team of advisers, here to help you

Our wills, trusts and probate  department, which is headed by James Hadley, offers a sensitive and cost-effective service. Our wills, trusts and probate team deal with planning ahead – whether by wills, trusts or Lasting Powers of Attorney, and also assist clients deal with legal affairs in the event of a death.

Our wills, trusts and probate lawyers are an experienced and highly qualified team of solicitors who can help you to ensure your decisions are met about what happens to your assets once you have died. By making a Will you can decide who looks after your estate and what happens to your belongings. If you have children you can indicate who will look after them and how they will be financially provided for.

Estate and Trust Property Team

Our wills, trusts and probate Lawyers have a wealth of experience in helping people through what can be a difficult time, dealing with estate and trust property and dealing with complex estates. Whether there is a Will or not we will help you to sort out the financial affairs and will help you through the process of dividing the estate between the people who are entitled to it.

Our wills, trusts and probate solicitors can help you create and manage trusts.

James Hadley and Richard Hancock, have extensive experience of dealing with and drawing up wills, seeking grant of probate. Niamh also advises on Lasting Power of Attorney.


Strategic Tax Advice

James and Richard have a combined experience of over 50 years between them in advising clients on tax, tax planning, and setting up trusts. Mr Hancock is a member of STEPS and advises the Blue School and other charities.

stepsInheritance Disputes and Claims

At Garner & Hancock we specialise in making a will, contested probate, grant of probate, intestacy law and inheritance tax planning matters and disputed wills. We can provide expert advice in respect of contested inheritances, disputes over validity of wills, claims for beneficiaries and children, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and disputes over Powers of Attorney. See our Article

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Court of Protection

Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the Court of Protection or you are planning on making an appeal to the court and require legal advice and guidance contact our team.

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Wills Probate and Trusts Department

As a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, we are experts in this area


Draft a Will now

Download the Wills Questionnaire and send it to us. We promise to phone you with advice within 48 hours


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Speak to James Hadley on 0208 232 9560  for free advice.