Estate Planning General Advice

We appreciate that estate planning can be a difficult aspect of UK law to comprehend, and we provide straightforward and practical legal advice across this topic. It is imperative people have all the information they need when planning for their future, and our personalised approach provides the peace of mind people need to move things forward in the best way for their circumstances.

Liability for inheritance tax

When reviewing your potential liability for inheritance tax, you should be aware of the following issues:

  • Annual exemption
  • Regular gifts or payments that are part of your normal expenditure
  • Small gifts
  • The seven-year rule – ‘potentially exempt transfers’
  • The importance of keeping records
  • Trusts

Expert advice

Our team of specialist solicitors is well versed in dealing with all matters relating to estate planning, and is happy to answer any questions you might have about this sometimes tricky area of law. 

Testimonials

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Helen was excellent. Very clear in her explanations of options and implications of decisions made in our wills.

Mr & Mrs T

A big thank you to Grace Kennedy who went the extra mile and provided me with lots of information regarding making, signing and checking the process for me and after signing a list of use points and information. Excellent customer/client care.

Mr S

I feel that the people employed within this firm really listen and respond accordingly

Mrs S

Many thanks for your assistance with everything (Helen Green), you’ve made it all seem a lot more manageable at a difficult time.

Ms W

Helen, can I just thank you for the professional and thorough way in which you have dealt with this matter and your advice has been very welcome at times. Worth every penny for peace of mind.

Mr L

Extremely helpful and considerate. Very attentive . Nothing was too much trouble from the first phone call to receiving a hard copy of the will. Couldn’t have asked for more. I would not hesitate in recommending you to friends and family. A fantastic service all round. Thank you Michaela.

Mr M

I would like to thank you (Paul Fitton) for your most professional guidance and advice, I appreciate the effort and time you devoted to my issues on this subject.

Mr S

Mr Nattrass is always understanding and helpful and takes time to listen and explain. It is always a pleasure to deal with him. Also, your reception staff are lovely and welcoming.

Mrs J

The service we received from Helen Green was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend Helen without question.

Mr J

The service provided was excellent. Many thank to John Nattrass for all his input and execution of our wills.

Mrs H

I would like to commend Michaela for her warmth, compassion and professionalism. It was because of her superb persona that I am using McHale & Co. Thank you very much Michaela!

Miss J

We are grateful for your work on our behalf. You ensured that the necessary process was done smoothly and efficiently and you have been a pleasure to deal with.

Mr G.

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