Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Wills & Estate Planning

Wills form a central part of many clients' estate planning.  Our advice in this area extends well beyond the document itself.

Clients often wish to review their affairs when considering a will and are concerned to ensure proper management of their assets to support them during their lifetime as well as making provision for their chosen beneficiaries after death.

Our work includes:

  • Wills and inheritance and succession matters, including lifetime planning to mitigate taxation on death
  • Foreign matrimonial property and succession laws, in the context of purchasing overseas property and estate planning generally
  • Review of life policy and pension scheme death in service benefits to ensure tax efficiency
  • Advice on all types of powers of attorney and advance medical directives ("living wills")
  • Applications to the Court of Protection for statutory wills for incapacitated persons or for permission for attorneys to undertake lifetime planning on their behalf.

PRACTITIONERS IN THIS FIELD

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

CHAMBERS GLOBAL

LEADING FIRM

2015

CHAMBERS UK

LEADING FIRM

2016

LEGAL 500

LEADING FIRM

2016

E PRIVATE CLIENT

TOP 25 LAW FIRM

2016

SOLICITORS JOURNAL AWARDS

SHORTLISTED FIRM

2016

STEP PRIVATE CLIENT AWARDS

FINALIST:
Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)

2016/17

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