Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Probate

"Payne Hicks Beach has a a very strong reputation in this field - the firm is what a top-end private client firm should be - they are a class act - they are creative in thinking of alternative approaches, very responsive and professional" Chambers HNW

When advising on estate planning, we aim to ensure that tax on death is kept to a minimum.  We also advise on structuring estates so that our clients' aims and objectives during their lifetime may continue to be achieved after death.

This may require the continued running of a family business or simply the transfer of assets to a surviving spouse.  In either case we offer a sensitive and efficient service.

We can administer estates and their related trusts, providing a full accountancy service.  We advise on the preparation of deeds of variation and obtain grants of probate or letters of administration both in the UK and the equivalent abroad.  We also prepare all tax returns and claims during the administration of an estate.

We have extensive experience in dealing with multi jurisdictional probates and issues arising out of conflicts of international succession law.

We can also act through the Firm's trust corporation, as a trustee of a trust or executor of a will either alone or jointly with others.

Payne Hicks Beach’s private client team is ranked in Chambers HNW 2021. Quotes include, “they're always very efficient, they give good advice and they are easy to deal with…their advice is clear, objective and understandable." A source says, "you can tell that they care about their clients by looking at the quality of their work product…they take the time to address all questions to make sure everyone at the table understands what is going on. They go above and beyond. They're a fantastic firm."

PRACTITIONERS IN THIS FIELD

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

LEGAL 500 UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS HNW

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

EPRIVATECLIENT

TOP LAW FIRM

2020

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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