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Wills and Probate

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Our expert team of advisers, here to help you

Our private client department is headed by the firm’s partner Nigel George TEP. We offer a professional and cost-effective service. Our wills, trusts and probate team deals with planning ahead – whether by wills, trusts or Lasting Powers of Attorney, and also assists clients with legal and tax affairs in the event of a death.

Our probate lawyers form an experienced and highly qualified team of solicitors who can help you to ensure that you know precisely what will happen to your assets when you die. If you have children you can indicate who will look after them and how they will be financially provided for. Our fully comprehensive private client service include:

  • Making a will
  • Tax planning
  • Grant of probate
  • Intestacy law
  • Court of protection
  • Deputyship advice
  • Trusts
  • Care Home Funding – Legal Advice & Information
  • Contested probate
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

Family Law
Strategic Tax Advice❯

Key personnel:

Nigel George is a solicitor and a member of STEP. He has over 30 years experience in advising clients on probate, wills, powers of attorney and tax planning. He is a Dementia Champion, a member of Hospice UK and is a director of Ageing with Optimism which helps elderly and vulnerable individuals

Jakub Kotan is a solicitor and is currently studying to gain full STEP qualification. He advises on estate planning, wills, trusts, LPAs and probate matters. He also has experience in dealing with cross-border and contentious probate matters.

Family Law

Inheritance Dispute 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. 

Family Law

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.

Family Law

Wills, Probates, and Trust

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

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.

Strategic Tax Advice

Garner & Hancock acts for individuals, but also for larger trusts (e.g. the Blue School) and charities.

Inheritance Disputes and Claims

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.

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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.

Wills Probate and Trusts Department

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

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Wills & Probate Articles

Can I make a gift as Deputy (attorney) under an LPA?

Can I make a gift as an attorney? Being a loved-one’s attorney or deputy (“Attorney”) appears to be an onerous task at times. Attorneys usually act on the basis of a Lasting Power of Attorney or under a court order as deputies. Acting in the best interest of the donor is the most important consideration…


New Probate fees coming into force

The government’s plan to raise probate fees is likely to costs thousands of pounds for estates which are relatively modest in size.


Update on Probate Fees

Reports suggest that the proposal to increase the probate fees has been put on ice for now.