Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates

Leading Private Client Lawyers in London

Osbornes Law advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our expert lawyers can help you make a will and deal with the estate of a deceased individual. We also specialise in contentious matters including contesting a will and and probate disputes.

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  • “Far better value for money than many firms with more expensive addresses. Serious knowledge of the law and committed engagement with their clients.”

  • “Incredibly dedicated and committed to her clients. She can do both the non-contentious and contentious sides very, very well.”

Planning now for the future

Our London based lawyers are here to help individuals and families who wish to plan now for the future. We help our clients manage their affairs by assisting them to draw up instructions on how wealth and assets should be distributed in the future and who should manage their estate in the event that they should become incapacitated or lose capacity.

How our lawyers can help

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 a great deal of emotional stress. Dealing with the legal, tax and administrative responsibilities is often the last thing on your mind and can be a daunting task. To add to this you may be unfamiliar with what to do and with 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 London team are here to help.

Disputing an estate and probate litigation

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 disputes involving wills or other contentious probate issues, these matters are often very emotive and sensitive. With this in mind, our advice to you is professional, empathetic and sensitive at all times. During the process, you can be sure that we will be representing your best interests at all times.

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    • "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.

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    • "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

    Specialist advice for those with international assets

    It is, of course, best practice for everyone to make a will and 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.

    Accreditations

    Our services, provided by our specialist wills and probate solicitors in London are designed to:

    • Give you peace of mind by putting your affairs in order.
    • Avoid unnecessary distress for your family and friends.
    • Ensure your dependants 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.

    Contact us today

    For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

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