Wills are very important documents which detail how you would like your property and possessions to be divided after you die. Hill and Company are sympathetic and informed legal expert.
We have extensive experience in drafting all types of wills, ranging from simple husband and wife wills, mirror wills to more complex inheritance tax planning wills.
We can advise on the effective use of available Inheritance Tax allowances and creation of trusts within wills to protect your assets for the future. We also have specialist knowledge in the ongoing administration of Will Trusts.
At Hill and Company we provide a highly competent and tailored service to every client.
Lasting Power Of Attorney
LPA`s have become very important with people living longer. Sadly people may lose the capacity to run their financial affairs therefore appointing an attorney when you have full capacity to make this decision is very important.
There are also Health and welfare LPA`s where you can nominate someone as your attorney to make medical decisions in the event you are unable to do so or to arrange a move from your home into residential home.
We are experts at carrying out the drafting of LPA`s and advising in respect of them.
We are also happy to be nominated as attorneys and are attorneys for many clients therefore we have immense knowledge in this area of Law
Probate is the procedure that takes place after a death and deals with all the deceased’s property and financial affairs.
All the assets are collected in and the debts paid. The remainder monies are distributed to the beneficiaries of the Will who are people named in the Will to receive the deceased assets.
We have extensive knowledge and experience in this field of law including a solicitor with over 50 years’ experience and one with 35 years’ experience. We also have other solicitors who have trained under these solicitors. Our firm has been established over 170 years and this has always been a specialist area of Law covered by the firm.
We are well known in the North West for carrying out this type of work to an extremely high standard.
Elderly Client Work
Elderly client work is a general term used to describe the wide range of legal services required by the older client. We have a long history of carrying out work for the elderly client. We can assist with sorting out your affairs and getting them in order. We can assist you in moving from your own home, into residential care, becoming attorneys and generally assisting you with your affairs. We do home visits and are more than happy to visit you at home if you are unable to get in and see us.
In addition to the preparation of wills, the older client may also need advice on issues of mental capacity and consent, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Receivership and Deputyship and Advance Decisions (living wills). One particular area of concern to the older client is the funding of care, whether long term planning or the need for immediate advice on the entitlement to local authority funding, NHS continuing care and disability benefit entitlement
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Laurence Murphy; Partner and Solicitor
Matthew Vernon; Partner and Solicitor
Cassam Edoo; Solicitor