Our Legal Services
About PWJ Solicitors
We have served generations of individuals and local businesses, providing comprehensive legal advice.
Plan for the Future
Professionally-drafted, valid Wills, lifetime IHT planning and Trusts are key tools to help you manage your personal and financial affairs for the future, allowing you to exercise control over your future affairs and choose those that you trust to manage them for you when you are no longer in a position to do so.
We have many decades of experience both preparing Wills and managing their administration upon your death. We can advise you on the latest and most effective tax planning, both for lifetime and post-death gifts, and ensure that you can pass on the maximum possible amount to your family, friends and preferred charities. PWJ offers a full professional Executor and Trustee service if you would prefer to appoint a professional to manage your affairs after your death.
We understand and can incorporate sensitive family situations and have extensive experience of helping people with more than one family to consider. We can also provide complete advice on the issues connected with civil partnerships, unmarried couples and divorce.
In situations where the deceased has not made a valid Will, we can assist with the intestacy process, including the search for missing relatives and beneficiaries. We may also be able to offer advice and support for those seeking to contest the validity of a Will or make a claim to an Estate – intestate or otherwise – depending on the circumstances of the individual case.
If you have additional income or assets which you do not need day to day and would like to protect from additional taxation then a trust may be the perfect vehicle for you to pass this wealth down to your family whilst still retaining control over how and when it is received. Our team of highly qualified lawyers are experts in trusts and can advise you on the most appropriate and efficient trust for your particular circumstances and requirements.
Our solicitors can assist with:
- Wills, Trusts, Probate
- IHT and other Tax Planning
- IHT Act Claims & Disputing a Will
- Under-age Beneficiaries & Guardianship Issues
- Living Wills
How we Charge
We aim to be as transparent as possible about how we calculate your legal costs. Our charges relate mainly to the time spent on your legal matter, plus any addition expenses such as court fees. You can learn more about the legal costs associated with a probate application from the link below.