Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate
As part of Meridian’s estate planning service or as a standalone exercise, we can prepare wills to ensure that an individual’s assets are dealt with in accordance with their wishes whilst ensuring everything is dealt with as tax efficiently as possible.
We can also prepare powers of attorney. These are becoming increasingly important with both financial institutions and health care providers alert to capacity issues and how that affects their relationship with individual customers.
When someone has died, there are many issues which require immediate attention, often at a time when family and close friends are least able to deal with them. We have considerable experience of the administration of estates and can shoulder the burden of dealing with the estate, either by advising family executors or acting as executors ourselves if appointed under the terms of a will.
Our estate administration team is made up of qualified solicitors (with 1 to 29 years’ experience in dealing with such matters), a chartered legal executive (with over 27 years’ experience) and a STEP qualified private client practitioner (with over 15 years’ experience). Our estate administration team may also be assisted by a paralegal (with over one year of experience in probate matters), where appropriate. Drummond Kerr, a partner and qualified solicitor, leads our estate administration team, which he supervises together with Peter Gate and Vicki Bennett, who are also partners and qualified solicitors. For more information on our estate administration team, please see the ‘our people’ page which includes details of each individual’s experience and qualifications in this area.
For details regarding our pricing information, please see here.
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