Wills & Probate Solicitors

Leading Wills & Probate Lawyers in London

Our Wills & Probate Solicitors specialise in assisting individuals create legally sound wills and navigate the complex legal processes involved in estate administration and probate proceedings.

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  • “The ‘approachable, friendly and motivated’  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.”

  • “Jan is excellent with clients. She approaches complex cases with confidence and skill.”

Our Wills & Probate Solicitors can help.

Our team of experienced Wills and probate solicitors can help you with anything from making a Will to estate administration and gifting property to children.  Our specialist lawyers also have the expertise to assist you with contentious probate and contesting a will.

Wills advice

The wills and probate solicitors team at Osbornes Law appreciate that when it comes to personal wealth planning, tax, trusts and succession, your individual concerns are just as important as the technical issues. Our Wills solicitors take time to understand your specific circumstances, family situation and business and financial arrangements.

Probate advice

The death of a close family member or friend can put you under great emotional stress. Dealing with legal, tax and administrative responsibilities is often the last thing on your mind and can be daunting. Additionally, you may be unfamiliar with what to do and certain terms, such as Probate and Estate Administration.

Our probate lawyers at Osbornes Law can help you deal with these responsibilities. Whether you need some advice on what steps to take in dealing with the estate of a loved one, or you would like someone to carry out all the relevant services on your behalf – our probate solicitors team are here to help.

Probate disputes

Wills and the law of intestacy do not always produce a fair result; reasonable financial provision is not always made for everyone entitled to expect this. We understand that when this happens, and you become involved in contesting a will, making an Inheritance Act claim or other contentious probate issues, these matters are often very emotive and sensitive. With this in mind, our advice to you is always professional, empathetic and sensitive. During the process, you can be sure that we will always represent your best interests.

Estate planning

Estate planning is the process of organising and managing your financial and legal affairs. Estate planning aims to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and to minimize taxes, legal fees, and other costs. There are several key elements to estate planning, including making a will, setting up trusts, designating beneficiaries and planning for long-term care. Estate planning can be complex, and it is important to work with an experienced estate planning solicitor to ensure that your affairs are in order and your wishes are fulfilled.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Our Power of Attorney Solicitors can guide you in creating a Lasting Power of Attorney. An LPA ensures that should you be unable to manage your own affairs, the people you have appointed can manage your financial affairs and make medical decisions on your behalf. This proactive step ensures the protection of your best interests and efficient, trustworthy management of your affairs. You have the flexibility to appoint multiple attorneys, specify their collaboration, grant them various powers, including healthcare decisions, impose restrictions, and revoke the LPA while mentally capable.

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection makes decisions for people who lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs because of an injury, dementia, disability or learning difficulty. Whether you have a disabled child or are caring for a vulnerable adult or elderly relative, our Court of Protection Solicitors can help you make the right decisions to safeguard and protect their financial interests.

Specialist wills and probate advice for those with international assets

It is best practice for everyone to make a will; therefore, we have a broad range of clients. Our lawyers have particular expertise in advising those with an international asset base of high value. Our clients include those who work in business and finance, entrepreneurs and well-known individuals.

Because it is usual for our clients to have assets and wealth in various international jurisdictions, we have developed a network of lawyers and professional advisers who can work with us on international estates. We are happy to recommend to you these trusted and highly experienced lawyers.

Why choose Osbornes Law for wills and probate advice?

  • Give you peace of mind by putting your affairs in order.
  • Avoid unnecessary distress for your family and friends.
  • Ensure your dependents are properly provided for.
  • Make sure only your chosen family or friends benefit from your estate.
  • Avoid unnecessary tax being paid.
  • Maximise financial benefits from your income and savings.
  • Preserve your wealth.

Speak to a Wills & Probate Solicitor today

For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

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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.

      Legal 500 2024

    • 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.

      Legal 500 2024

    • An efficient firm which provides an excellent service at highly competitive charging rates.

      Legal 500 2024

    • 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

      Legal 500 2024

    • 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.

      Legal 500 2024

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

      Legal 500 2024

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

      Legal 500 2024

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

      Legal 500 2024

    • Osbornes has a ‘strong private client department’ and ‘the firm seems to be going from strength to strength’.

      Legal 500 2024

    • Thank you for managing my case, following a complete fiasco before I contacted Osbornes Law. I know that the work involved was rather complicated, possibly frustrating and often time consuming. I was impressed with your current knowledge of the case when we had the first meeting at your office. I regard a face-to-face meeting as imperative in developing positive relationships. Members of your team, such as Alex and Ella were impressive too, with their efficient, friendly manner of working.
      I am grateful for your patience, advice and excellent support at a difficult time. Hopefully it won't be necessary to contact you again regarding this matter! I will definitely use Osbornes Law in the future.

      Client

    • "Commitment to the cause, willingness to go the extra mile and complete command of the area mean they always give the right advice and do the best job possible."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "They are completely committed to doing the absolute best they can for every single client. They are bright, knowledgeable and innovative."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "This team perhaps does not have the reputation in this area it ought to have. It quietly handles some very big, high profile disputes. It has an expert team to do so and provides sensible pragmatic advice to its clients."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "The agile team at Osbornes acts for a wide range of high-net-worth individuals and families in complex estate and trust litigation, advising on a wide array of contentious trust and estate matters."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "I wish to thank you for your advice, efficiency and professionalism throughout which has been greatly appreciated."

      Client review

    • "I am proud to be a private client of Osbornes Solicitors LLP, a client of many years. I appreciate the swift and efficient work of the Private Client Department Team."

      Client

    • "Jan Atkinson, with her steely, steady, calming presence, instils confidence in the most highly-strung of us clients. With her masterful knowledge of the law, old and new, and its application, Jan can navigate through the most complex of cases to a successful end."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "I find Osbornes’ client-friendly approach welcoming and refreshing"

      Legal 500 2021

    • "A medium-sized London firm dealing with big litigation and doing it extremely well because of a depth of expertise and experience."

      Legal 500 2021

    • My family had the pleasure of Jan Atkinson working with us on the will and probate issues of [my mother's] estate in Camden and Ireland after she passed on last year. Jan and her assistant(s) offered us a fantastic service at a sad time.

      Client Review

    • "Jan Atkinson stands out for her wide-ranging knowledge and experience of estates; whatever problem you throw at her, she has seen it all before and is able to find a creative and sustainable solution. She has exceptional commitment to her clients and explores every avenue to find the best solution for them"

      Legal 500 2021 - Jan Atkinson

    • The team is very caring, experienced and detailed and was clear about the  next steps and offered very helpful advice and suggestions

      Legal 500

    • Jan Atkinson has extensive experience in private client matters, which underpins her excellent skills in the contentious probate area. Plus she is strong on international matters

      Legal 500 2020 - Jan Atkinson

    • A small but formidable team, punching above its weight. Jan Atkinson is a seasoned pro. Approachable but no push-over

      Legal 500 2020 - Jan Atkinson

    • "They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."

      Chambers UK

    • "Elspeth Neilson is very reliable and practical."

      The Legal 500

    • "The team frequently deals with cross-border estates for high–net-worth individuals."

      The Legal 500

    • "The team were extremely professional in putting my needs first. There was a joined-up approach to catering for the client, and all lawyers involved were briefed and constructive."

      Chambers UK

    • The situation was handled by your extremely competent, efficient hands - I would not hesitate to recommend Osbornes to others.

      Wills, Probate and Disputed Estate Client

    • "Service prompt and effective. I have absolute confidence in Maggie."

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • I am happy with the service that I got and would recommend you to other potential clients.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • I found Osbornes always very helpful and efficient.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • We are very pleased with the services of Osbornes. Highly professional and through with close attention to detail.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • I would highly recommend Jan Atkinson in any probate matter and Osbornes Solicitors in any other legal matters.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Jan Atkinson is a very proficient lady whom I would highly recommend to anyone involved in probates.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Thanks for all your work and explaining everything so clearly. For any legal matters in the future I would not hesitate in instructing Osbornes.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • We have found your service to date as the most informative we have come across.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Osbornes Solicitors always responded promptly to any request for information I had.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • “Geoffrey’s affairs were dealt with just the right combination of friendliness and professionalism, which really helped.”

       

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Jan Atkinson is confident with a straightforward approach. Her practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, including wealth planning and estate administration.

      Chambers UK

    • I would like to thank everyone in my case for the excellent job!

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates client

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