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wills and probate

Jeremy Cuff deals with all aspects of what is referred to as Private Client work.
 Typically he advises those who don’t wish the government to decide who will inherit from their estate. These issues are addressed by putting a Will in place which will make the best use of the Inheritance Tax free sums available.

You may also be concerned about what might happen if you become unable to manage your affairs due to physical or mental incapacity. Such concerns are often alleviated by putting in place what is known as a Lasting Power of Attorney. Jeremy also deals with applications to the Court of Protection to authorise someone to deal with the financial affairs of an individual who no longer has mental capacity and had not previously put a Power of Attorney in place.

Jeremy also works with people who have lost a loved one and need assistance with the administration of their estate. He can prepare the necessary documentation to make an application for a Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration if there is no will), liaise with HMRC with regard to any Inheritance Tax which may be payable, settle the income tax position of the deceased, gather in the assets of the estate and transfer or distribute the assets of the estate to the persons entitled. He can also advise on post-death variations of wills in circumstances where wills might not have been prepared in the most tax efficient way.