Estate Planning

As medical advancements see people living to greater and greater ages, we’re seeing a rise in the incidence of mental health disease, such as Alzheimer’s. Illnesses like these can make protecting the value of your estate very complicated and a serious concern as you get older.

Woodfords is highly experienced in his area. Our knowledgeable, compassionate solicitors are here to protect your interests and can help you to plan your affairs in advance, ensuring that your wishes are carried out, even if you are unable to communicate them yourself in the future.

We can help you with:

  • planning for care fees
  • challenging care fee assessments
  • assessing mental capacity
  • planning for incapacity with a Power of Attorney
  • living wills
  • the setting up of family investment companies that enable you to hold or manage family wealth collectively from generation to generation

If you feel strongly that you do not wish to be kept alive by certain treatment, we can also prepare a document that makes your wishes clear to medical staff.

Contact the team

Recent work undertaken

  • Advising Fulham family of the closing down of offshore companies and transferring assets into UK family investment companies
  • Advising on the restructuring of business assets in preparation of sale to take advantage of reliefs available for clients of overseas origin and entrepreneurs
  • Advising on restructuring of UK and overseas family assets to mitigate inheritance tax

What it will cost

We are happy to have an initial discussion over the phone regarding international matters free of charge. After that we will charge a consultation fee if a meeting is required. During this we will endeavour to provide a fixed price quotation for our services and clear guidance on any further costs. The consultation fee will usually be deducted from the overall legal costs.

What our clients say

“We would highly recommend Raj and the team at Woodfords for a very professional and friendly service. We have used Woodfords on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed with the legal advice, speed, knowledge and professionalism they have shown.”

Further information

Woodfords is a member of:

  • The Probate Section of the Law Society
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)