Intestacy: how we achieved an inheritance settlement for a stepchild where there was no will
We recently represented a child whose non-biological father had died without having made a will.Read more
Whether you are writing a will for the first time or reviewing an existing one, we will ensure that your will accurately reflects your and your loved ones’ requirements for the future.
We appreciate that not everyone’s circumstances are straightforward. Second and subsequent marriages are becoming more and more common and we understand the need for sensitivity in such situations, whilst still providing professional advice.
Where young children are involved, we will assist you in appointing guardians to take on parental responsibility should you no longer be able to.
Through effective planning, we maximise your inheritance tax allowances. We also protect assets against future events such as long-term care or re-marriage, as well as protecting assets for young and vulnerable beneficiaries.
As one of the largest will writing teams in the Midlands, our solicitors and legal experts have many years’ experience in assisting individuals and their families to plan for their future.
We advise clients on all aspects of will writing including elderly individuals, estate planning, wills for high-net-worth individuals, tax-efficient wills, drafting wills in difficult family circumstances, statutory wills and utilising the use of different trusts in wills to deal with your specific circumstances.
Several members of our team are acknowledged by leading legal directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as leaders in their field and have proven qualifications and experience in family inheritance and succession planning.
Several of our solicitors are accredited members of professional organisations such as STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly, demonstrating their understanding and knowledge of the specific issues faced by older and vulnerable people, their families and their carers.
“Although we had no face-to-face contact we built up a good relationship with Will Harper who we dealt with exclusively. He answered the phone personally and promptly and replied to emails usually the same day.”
“The practice has recently dealt with my late mother-in-law’s estate, probate, deed of variation and associated house sale. Despite covid, this went very smoothly with no issues and was carried out speedily.”
“Flint Bishop dealt with my late father’s estate and land registry transfer in a very professional manner. Over the last year despite the virus restrictions, all communication by post and email was clear, concise and very efficient. A very satisfactory service was delivered.”
“This is a very professional company. Came to use them for my mother’s will on her passing and had the pleasure of Amelia Carruthers dealing with everything. She made the experience a lot less stressful and was always there to help on any issues. In fact so impressed, they have done our wills and powers of attorney and again fully explained everything. Well worth paying that bit extra for a quality service.”
“I have used Flint Bishop’s services on several occasions for various issues. My contact there, Shirley Illston, over the last 24 years has helped me in difficult times, when I needed good legal advice quickly. I would recommend their services for any legal assistance you require without hesitation.”
“Amelia’s expertise, together with her compassion, understanding and appreciation of the challenges we faced as a family following two very close bereavements, meant we did not have to worry about managing the affairs of the estates involved. Amelia’s passion for helping people and her caring nature really shone through, and this took a huge weight off our shoulders regarding the estate, at a time when we were consumed with grief. Outstanding from start to finish.”
The Barry Family
“Excellent service, have recommended you to friends.”
“Very impressed with the response I received from start to finish.”
“My mum, brother and I consulted Flint Bishop last July after my father passed away. My parents Will was made with Flint Bishop so it seemed right that we would consult them when my father passed away. It was a scary time for me, as my mum relied heavily on me to deal with the aftermath of my fathers death, funeral, Will etc. but Flint Bishop totally took the worry and strain away. Wwe dealt with Samuel Balmbra and from the start of the consultation he was professional and honest. We knew exactly the cost involved and what was happening at every stage. He made something daunting for us seem very simple. I would recommend Flint Bishop and I will use them again if and when the time arises.”
“Very professional and efficient and went way beyond our expectations.”
“We found Will Harper to be very helpful in dealing with my aunt’s Will and the sale of her property especially under the current COVID restrictions. If we had any questions they were always answered promptly and all has gone through very quickly.”
“Will Harper provided advice to me in relation to my mother’s Grant of Probate which was very complexed. I feel extremely fortunate to have had Will to guide me through this process at an extremely difficult and distressing time of my life. Will’s response to my enquiries was immediate, he always displayed compassion to my personal situation and would explain things in a way I could understand. Having not gone through the procedure before I had lots of questions and Will always took the time to listen to my concerns and I never felt rushed. This isn’t always the service you get with solicitors, however, after every contact I had with Will I felt more reassured. I have already recommended Will to a close friend and will continue to recommend his exemplary service.”
“Flint Bishop routinely acts on tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, and it also covers wills, estate administration, probate, trusts, Court of Protection and elderly client matters. Led by Claire Rudkin, the practice is increasingly active in cross-border matters and represents business owners, entrepreneurs and farmers, among others.”
For more information and advice on writing your will, please contact us on 01332 226 162 or complete the form below.
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