Wills, Probate & Trusts

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Wills, Probate & Trusts

Maples can assist in making a Will, creating Lasting Powers of Attorney, applying for Probate and setting up Trusts.

Introduction

Our Wills & Probate Team can advise and assist you in relation to various matters including:

  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Care home planning advice
  • Inheritance tax planning advice
  • Property Gifts and Transfers
  • Deputyship Orders and Court of Protection
  • Administering an estate
  • Applying for a Grant of Probate

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Costs

Please see Our Fees page for a more comprehensive explanation as to costs for Wills and Probate.

Our costs for dealing with Lasting Powers of Attorney are as follows:-

One LPA - £350 plus VAT
Two LPAs - £500 plus VAT
Any additional LPAs will be charged at £100 plus VAT 
There is also a registration fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian of £82 per document.  If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be exempt from this fee.

The costs to apply for a Deputyship Order through the Court of Protection is £850 plus VAT.  There is also a Court fee payable of £400 together with a Doctor's fee for the assessment.

Please contact one of the team below for a quote for anything not mentioned above. 


Here to help

Jane Mawer LLB

Jane is Head of the Wills, Probate and Trusts Department, and is renowned for her personable approach.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: jane.mawer@maplessolicitors.com

Faye Blair LLB

Faye is a solicitor who assists with the Team’s workload. She can assist you with making a Will and administering the estate of a family member.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: faye.blair@maplessolicitors.com

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Jamie is a Legal Executive.  She can help you with making a Will, creating Lasting Powers of Attorney and administering the estate of a family member.  

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: jamie.dobbs@maplessolicitors.com


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Dementia Friends

Maples Solicitors are proud to announce that they have now joined to become Dementia Friends which is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative.

The private client department of Maples Solicitors prepare Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney on a regular basis and this often involves dealing with clients who are suffering from dementia. The private client team pride themselves on spending as much time as is necessary to assist all of their clients, but those suffering from dementia often require additional assistance and time to ensure that they have fully understood the legal documentation that they are creating. The private client department are regularly complimented on the way they deal with such clients, whether this be explaining things to them in a clear and uncomplicated manner, spending time with them or putting them at ease.

It is a misconception that anyone suffering from dementia cannot make a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney. Only if someone lacks sufficient mental capacity are they unable to make such a document. It is therefore vitally important upon any diagnosis of dementia that legal advice is taken as soon as possible to make sure that your affairs are in order so that it is easier for your family to deal with your affairs if you are unable to do so yourself.

To become Dementia Friends, Maples Solicitors have pledged to develop their understanding of dementia and continue assisting clients suffering from dementia with their legal affairs in a respectful, friendly and efficient way that is not daunting making the process as easy as possible.

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Testimonials

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs GCILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.