Wills, Tax and Estate Planning
Prepare for the future
Making a will involves carefully considering who will administer your estate, who you might appoint as guardians of your children and when and how your beneficiaries will inherit.
Making a will
Although important, there is more to making a will than using the right wording. Making a will involves carefully considering who will administer your estate, who you might appoint as guardians of your children and when and how your beneficiaries will inherit. Wills can be challenged on a variety of grounds. Part of the process of making a will with a solicitor is to create an independent record in case of any challenge. You also need to consider not just how your estate will be taxed, but how the terms of your will affect how your beneficiaries are taxed subsequently.
The right expertise
We have will and tax specialists who can prepare wills and provide estate and tax planning advice for those who own:
- farms and estates; and
- assets inside and outside the UK.
We have expertise where people have family members who may seek to challenge their wills or who need to make death bed wills. We frequently advise those who have children and step-children or whose intended beneficiaries cannot manage their financial affairs or who need long term support to do so. We make wills for disabled beneficiaries and for those who have suffered a personal injury. We make wills for those whose mental capacity can fluctuate and apply to court to make statutory wills for those who no longer have the capacity to make a will. We provide UK and international tax and estate planning advice.
We also have specialists who advise those with an international background or whose intended beneficiaries live outside the UK.
“Wilsons’ private client practice punches well above its weight with the bigger based London law firms in this area.”Legal 500, 2022
“Wilsons is one of the very few top-rank specialist 'private client tax' firms based outside London. It has great strength in depth, and a high number of very able, diligent and far-sighted advisers. It is without doubt a top-tier firm.”Legal 500, 2021
“Wilsons is an exceptional group of lawyers with a unique blend of being at the top of its game but very down to earth.”Legal 500, 2020