Wills, trusts and probate solicitors

Death is not something many of us care to think about, but there are not many pieces of paperwork that are more important than a will.

By keeping an up-to-date, legally binding will you can be confident that your final wishes will be understood and that you will have made life simpler and more secure for the loved ones you leave behind.

So why do surveys show that up to two thirds of people in the UK die without leaving this straightforward document?

One common misconception is that ‘my partner will inherit automatically’ but this is not guaranteed and is plain wrong if you are neither married nor in a civil partnership.

This alone is an excellent reason to make or review your will now – and there are plenty of others, from stating your wishes for the care of your children or pets to limiting inheritance tax liabilities.  Our experienced team also specialise in Probate, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Court of Protection, Inheritance Tax, Grant of Probate and Claims against an Estate.

For most people making a will is a relatively straightforward and inexpensive process. Please put things in place before it is too late.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Whilst you’re thinking creating a will, why not appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)? We offer discount packages to individuals who update their will and LPA at the same time.

I really want to thank you all for how swiftly, courteously and efficiently you were all able to fulfil my request of updating my Will. In these uncertain times, I can now be at ease about how my estate is to be dealt with.

I would like to also take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of myself, my brother and my sister for your kindness, empathy and professionalism towards us when dealing with our mother’s estate. As you were aware from our first meeting it was very important to our late mother that my sister always had a home, and we are all so happy and relieved that we have been able to fulfil this wish for her, with the help of yourself and your Conveyancing department.

Our team

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Hayley Beeching
Senior Associate - Head of Wills, Probate & Trusts

Hayley is Head of Wills, Probate & Trusts at Verisona Law.

Hayley started her journey at Verisona Law in 2008 as a Trainee solicitor, and now heads up the Wills, Trusts and Probate team. She has a particular interest in dealing with the administration of estates and associated tax matters. Hayley has worked on a wide variety of cases, including some notably high value estates and she regularly provides advice to clients regarding Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Hayley is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Andrea Cox
Principal Lawyer - Wills, Trust & Probate

Andrea is a Principal Lawyer at Verisona Law, specialising in Wills, probate and tax planning.  She also advises on lasting powers of attorney and declarations of trust in relation to property ownership.  Andrea is often asked to advise elderly parents and their children on the issue of trust of the family home and gift of the family home to the children.

Many clients regard her as their ‘family’s solicitor’ and come back to her whenever they need legal advice. Clients have appointed her to act as their Attorney in the event that they become unable to manage their own affairs and she has acted in this capacity on a number of occasions.

Andrea is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Client testimonials

“We are very pleased with the highly professional service that we have received from you. We will certainly use your company in future when we have legal work to be done and strongly recommend you to others.”

Anon, April 2019

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Iain Belcher
Consultant - Wills, Probate & Trusts

Iain has an extensive history with Verisona Law and its predecessors, having first joined Dyer Burdett and Co back in 1997 after moving from Chichester where he practised for 20 years and still lives. Iain went on to become a Partner in the firm and successfully headed up the Probate, Trusts and Conveyancing department.

In 2004 Iain became a consultant and has continued in this role ever since. Following the merger with Gray Purdue, he now works as a consultant for Verisona Law, overseeing improvements to our
Probate department. Nevertheless, as a result of his invaluable experience, impeccable reputation and long standing client base, Iain continues to undertake a number of conveyancing transactions,
and provides assistance on Wills, Trust and Probate files.

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Nickie Mills
Team Assistant - Wills, Probate & Trusts

Nickie joined Verisona Law in October 2012 and works as a Team Assistant to the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team. Nickie provides day-to-day support transcribing documents and being the first point of contact for clients.

Nickie is a mother of two young boys and in her spare time she loves spending time with her family.

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Natalie Tait
Team Assistant - Wills, Trust & Probate

Natalie works as a Team Assistant in the Wills Trust and Probate team at Lakeside. Natalie provides day to day support transcribing documents and being the first point of contact for clients.

Natalie has worked at Verisona for over 10 years and has experience in Mediation, Matrimonial and Aged Debt.

In her spare time Natalie enjoys cooking, going to the gym, socialising with friends and walking her Dachshund, Jemima.

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Ellie Reynolds
Trainee Solicitor

Ellie is a Trainee Solicitor and is currently working in the Wills, Trusts and Probate department.

“Upon completion of my studies, I was yet to decide which area of law I wanted to pursue. I was given the opportunity to assist the Wills, Trust and probate team. I really enjoy the one on one time spent with clients and in particular, putting client’s minds at rest when dealing with sensitive subject matters.”

Ellie completed her legal practice course in 2018 and joined the team in August that year as a Team Administrator and has since worked her way up to Trainee Solicitor. As well as her masters in legal practice, Ellie has also completed the dementia friends training provided by the Alzheimer’s Society alongside other members of the team.

Ellie spends her free time reading and enjoys eating out with family and friends.

Client testimonials

“We are very pleased with the highly professional service that we have received from you. We will certainly use your company in future when we have legal work to be done and strongly recommend you to others.”

Anon, April 2019