At Hancock Quins, we’re specialists in helping you manage your affairs and those of people close to you.
Preparing for the future is so important. That’s regardless of whether you own a large estate or have relatively few possessions. Our team will work with you to create a Will that clearly sets out how you would like your assets to be dealt with on your death, and any other terms that matter to you. As part of this, we’ll help you structure arrangements so as to ring fence residential home fees, and minimise Inheritance Tax liabilities. We’ll also store your Will at our offices and act as your Executor, if you’d like us to.
Related to this is the creation of trusts that enable you to pass on assets safely and tax efficiently. We not only design and draft trusts for clients, but we help manage and administer them later on. It means you can be confident that everything will be dealt with properly.
We also help clients put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney. These appoint named people (“attorneys”) to look after your health and welfare and your property and financial affairs, should you lose the mental capacity to do this for yourself. We often act as clients’ attorneys. And, in other situations, we advise clients on decisions that need to be made on behalf of friends or family members who lack mental capacity.
We’re also here to alleviate the stress of dealing with a loved one’s estate. Whether there is a Will to work through, or a less straightforward process of intestacy to handle, our team has the experience to guide you through with clear advice and sensitivity. We’ll deal with the Probate Registry and HM Revenue & Customs. And if a dispute arises over the estate or the Will, our litigation team will step in early to resolve it.
Home and hospital visits are available on request.
- Administration of Trusts
- Court of Protection applications including Deputyship, Trustee, Gifting and Statutory Wills
- Deeds of Variation
- Deferred Payment Agreements
- Elderly client issues
- Inheritance Tax Planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney - Health and Welfare
- Lasting Powers of Attorney - Property and Financial Affairs
- Lifetime trusts
- Probate and Administration of Estates
- Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Residential/nursing home fees
- Statutory Wills