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Wills, Probate & Trusts

Natasha Coveney

Trainee Solicitor

Victoria Hill

Associate Solicitor

Should I gift my home to my…

In the lead up to Christmas many people are thinking about the perfect gift for family and friends. Clients often ask our team is it possible to ‘gift’ their home…

Executors of wills breaching their duties –…

Poorly performing, biased or dishonest executors can cost beneficiaries of wills dearly. Ed Stanley, director and head of contentious probate at Harrison Drury, assesses situations where executors stray from the…

New director Clare will lead our private…

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Fleming as a new director and head of our private client team. Clare joins us after returning to Lancashire earlier this year…

Preparing a will during the coronavirus lockdown

Claire Fendley, a paralegal in Harrison Drury’s private client team, offers guidance for people planning to prepare a will during lockdown, to ensure it is correctly signed and witnessed. Since…

Why you should have a will: Who…

Jan Wright, Laura Brereton and Becci Haffner, from Harrison Drury’s private client team, outline the new Intestacy Rules, which came into effect in February 2020, and explain the consequences for…

An introduction

Harrison Drury act for parties resident across the world in respect of all forms of disputed estates. The disputed estate must be based in England and Wales.  It does not…

What happens if a valid will is…

Edward Stanley, director at Harrison Drury and head of the contentious probate team, discusses the circumstances regarding the discovery of forgotten wills and the potential outcomes for new beneficiaries. The…

Who should I choose to be my…

Elizabeth Fletcher, associate solicitor in our Home & Family team, explains the role of an executor appointed in a will and some of the issues to consider when deciding who…

Business Property Relief and inheritance tax planning…

Victoria Cross, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s private client team, looks at how Business Property Relief could assist business owners when planning for the future. If you have shares in…

Case Studies

Here are just some of the instances where we have acted for clients resident overseas in relation to Estates in England and/or Wales:

How giving to charity can help your…

Jan Wright, director in our private client team, looks at how your charitable giving may reduce your inheritance tax bill. There are lots of advantages to giving to charity –…

Four ways of protecting wealth for your…

Laura Brereton – a wills, inheritance and trusts expert in our Home & Family team – gives an introduction to protecting your wealth. While many people spend the early part…

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