Wills & Probate

Death can be a conversation stopper.
But it’s important to plan for it so that yours and your family’s future is protected.

Our Wills & Probate Services

A busy life often means that the focus is on the here and now, and before we know it, the future has arrived. That’s why it is never too early to make the right legal arrangements to manage your estate in the long term.

Our highly experienced Wills & Probate solicitors will help you to effectively plan and prepare for whatever the future may hold, including supporting you through any legal challenges and estate administration.

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    Our Wills solicitors offer the personal touch at what can be an emotional time and when it may feel that the number of questions outweigh the number of answers.

    Our expert Wills & Probate lawyers can help you with

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    Wills

    Writing your Will to help ensure your loved ones receive the full benefit of the assets you leave to them.

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    Powers of Attorney

    Preparing Lasting Power of Attorneys so that someone else is legally able to make decisions on your behalf.

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    Inheritance Planning & Trusts

    Setting up and administering trusts and structuring your estate to protect your assets and limit Inheritance Tax.

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    Probate & Estate Administration

    Supporting you through probate and estate administration, and helping you overcome any legal challenges you may face.

    Helping you plan for the future

    Our team has many years of experience in Wills, probate, tax and trust work. Since we administer Wills and trusts as well as draft them, we have the practical knowledge and legal capability to help.

    Understanding your circumstances and wishes, we structure your estate and the necessary legal documents in the most effective way. Our aim – to put you in the best possible position.

    Whether it involves changes to Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, or fluctuations in property prices – you need to know and make informed decisions about what happens to your estate after you die.

    How we can help
    How we can help you:

    Writing Your Will | Inheritance Planning | Administration of Estates | Power of Attorney

    Property trusts for unmarried couples | Protection of elderly client assets | Court of Protection matters | Trusts

    Book a Free Wills Consultation

    We realise that it can be difficult to know where to start. This is why we offer a free initial consultation with one of our specialist Wills & probate solicitors.

    At your initial consultation we’ll discuss your circumstances and what type of Will is suitable for you or whether you need to update your Will before you decide whether to go ahead.

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    Our Wills Service fees

    Our Will service starts from as little as £300 including VAT for a standard single Will and £500 including VAT for joint Wills (where both partners make their Wills at the same time).

    If you wish to leave a gift or donation to charity or an organisation in your Will, our Wills solicitors can arrange this for you for no extra charge. This is another one of the benefits of our fixed fee Wills service.

    Supporting you through Probate

    When a loved one dies there is often a lot to sort out. During what can be an emotional time, there will be important legal and financial ends to tie up and that is where our Wills & probate solicitors help.

    We can advise you and your family with all the arrangements such as Inheritance Tax, property sales, pensions, shares, bank accounts, unpaid bills, business interests or claims against the estate.

    This means that we can provide the full range of estate administration services, which can vary enormously.

    Book a Free Consultation

    In the course of our work we may be simply obtaining the Grant of Probate for one client while administering a complex estate for another. That’s why we recommend booking a free initial no-obligation discussion with one of our specialist probate solicitors, who will inform you of your options and the probate administration fees you can expect to pay.

    For help and legal advice, call us on 01284 701131.
    You can also contact us here
    or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds - we have free parking on site!

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    Meet our Wills & Probate Team

    Priscilla Ivory Wills and Probate Solicitor Burnett Barker

    Wills & Probate Solicitor
    Priscilla Ivory

    Henrietta Brett Wills and Probate Solicitor Burnett Barker

    Wills & Probate Solicitor
    Henrietta Brett

    Jane Mcllroy Probate Executive Burnett Barker Solicitors

    Probate Executive
    Jane Mcllroy

    Anna Bartram Wills and Probate Burnett Barker

    Wills & Probate Secretary
    Anna Bartram

    Frankie Priestley Wills and Probate Secretary

    Wills & Probate Secretary
    Frankie Priestley

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    For help and legal advice, call Burnett Barker Solicitors on 01284 701131. You can also send us a message via this website, or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds - we have free parking on site!

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