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Wills, Probate & Later Life Planning

Wills, Probate & Later Life Planning

Please note:

  • The Office of the Public Guardian who register Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are experiencing delays. They have advised that we need to allow them 20 weeks to process LPAs before we contact them to ask for an update. 
  • Grants from The Probate Registry are taking anything from 8 weeks to 20 weeks.  If we try to chase them before 16 weeks the Probate Registry will discontinue our call. 

We apologise if you are impacted by any of the delays mentioned above. Please consider this when contacting a member of our team.

This relates to legal matters and issues that can occur in or need to be put in place for later life. This area of law is sometimes referred to by solicitors as Private Client.

We specialise in:

  • Wills (basic costs provided below)
  • Estate Administration
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection Matters
  • Trust Administration
  • Later Life Planning
  • Elderly Care (legal advice relating to care in the home, residential & nursing homes)

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here please give us a call, the chances are we’ll be able to help.

Please note:

  • We are not financial experts and if we feel that that you or an estate or trust would benefit from expert tax advice then we will recommend appropriate providers i.e.
    • Accountants
    • Financial Advisers

Our legal team specialise in successfully dealing with a wide variety of matters including wills, estate management, Powers of Attorney and trust administration; from initial advice through to completion.

Expertise and experience

With over 60 years experience between them the expertise and advice that the team offer:

  • can simplify and shorten the legal process,
  • provide you with a realistic assessment of your situation,
  • as well as providing you with the comfort of knowing that all the legal requirements and issues will be managed professionally.

Tom Metcalfe-Jackson is an affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).

STEP is a professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. They set standards, train and educate their members, and ensure standards are upheld.

Full STEP members, known as TEPs (Trust and Estate Practitioners), are experts in inheritance and succession planning.

Choosing a professional to help you to deal with such important and often sensitive issues can be difficult. Many aspects of planning are non-regulated, meaning anyone can write a will, for example, regardless of training or expertise. With a TEP, you’re in safe hands.

  • Expertise
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Connections


Wills, Probate & Later Life Planning Team

Jean Foster




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Susan Lund




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Tom Metcalf-Jackson



Probate Specialist

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Jeremy Sharples




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