A will is a formal document which records your wishes for the disposal of your possessions and assets after your death. Preparing a will is a vital undertaking so that your wishes can be carried out effectively. In the absence of a will, it is left to the law to determine who will inherit your property and who will be given responsibility for administering your estate. This can lead to conflict within families as well as difficult and expensive disputes.
If you have already created a will it is also important that you review it every few years to ensure that it remains updated with changes in the law and your own personal circumstances.
We have extensive experience in the areas of wills and probate and we advise clients on a wide range of issues including:
- Inheritance disputes
- Executor disputes
- Trustee disputes
- Contested wills
- Claims for negligently drafted wills
- Inheritance Act legislation
Guillaume Barlet is a London-based French lawyer (Independent Juriste) who advises and assists on wills, estate planning and probates, taking into consideration both legal and tax aspects on such matters within multiple jurisdictions, including France.