Lesley Boreham

Wills, Probate and Disputed Estates

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  • A private client team offering a range of services to assist with private client matters including trust and probate services. A friendly approach with a keen eye for detail.

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  • I have been a client of this firm for a number of years and been impressed by particular individuals, the care and thoughtfulness with which they have worked.

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  • The team receives a steady flow of instructions from high-net-worth individuals and families on an array of tax planning, wealth preservation, estate and succession planning issues

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  • I think this firm has excellent strength and depth in this area, for both contentious and non-contentious work, and they can hold their own against any other firm.

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  • I have found them to be incredibly knowledgeable and pragmatic in settling claims for their clients.

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  • The contested estates team is strong with talented young solicitors doing good quality work

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  • The nimble team acts for a broad range of high-net-worth individuals and families on a variety of complex estate and trust litigation.

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