We are very pleased to have been awarded in 2015 accreditation under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) which recognises that Miller Law Practice meets the highest standards of experience, expertise and client service in drafting Wills and advising on applications for Grant of Probate and Administration of Estates - as we have been doing for the last 30 years for individuals or estates of any size, complexity or simplicity.
The best practice procedures which as a WIQS member we follow include:
- Our dedicated wills and probate service is tailored to your needs and best interests. We will explain the process, options, costs and likely timescales;
- We will keep you up to date using your preferred method of communication;
- All our lawyers and other staff are accredited under the WIQS scheme and complete compulsory training on the WIQS standard and show compliance through annual re-accreditation and ongoing enforcement checks by the Law Society.
Learn more about the benefits of using a WIQS accredited practice on the Law Society’s website at www.lawsociety.org.uk/AboutWIQS.
Many people know that they should have a Will, but hesitate as they think it will be too expensive or too difficult to decide what to do. But the difficulties you may leave your partner or children if you die without having made a Will will be far greater, particularly if you and your partner are not married
A change in your personal circumstances – such as getting married or divorced, having children, buying a home or starting a business - is a good time to take this vital step or to review your existing Will to see if it stills meets your needs.
A visit to Miller Law Practice to discuss your wishes in connection with any inheritance you will leave when you die is a good starting point; we will take your instructions, give you an estimate of costs and then draft your Will for your approval.
You may already have a Will but want to change it to reduce the Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains tax burden on your partner or children, perhaps by creating a Trust.
While our charges depend on the complexity of a Will, our prices start from £300 plus VAT for a single Will and £450 plus VAT for basic “mirror” Wills.
Powers of Attorney
Looking ahead and planning for your old age, you may wish to make a Lasting Power of Attorney for your Property and Affairs, your Personal Welfare, or both.
In the unfortunate case when a relative has lost his or her capacity to manage their own affairs, we can help you with an application to the Court of Protection or to register an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney.
As people age, they often want to plan ahead and some things you may be considering are, for example, making a “Living Will”, setting out your wishes with regard to the type of medical treatment you would wish to receive if you become ill in future.
You may also be considering sharing accommodation with family members, such as helping a son or daughter buy a property and having separate accommodation for you to live in added onto it, or giving away property you own to children or even grandchildren.
In any of these cases, we can advise you on the legal and practical issues to take into account.