Private Client & Trusts

Our private client solicitors can suggest sensible, tax-efficient ways of managing your estate that will assist in protecting your valuable assets and provide extra security for your loved ones.

  • Wills


    We provide affordable will writing services to clients who want to outline their wishes now for complete peace of mind later.

    Where we help

    • Making or Amending a Will
    • Contesting a Will
    • Defending a Will
    • Inheritance Act Disputes
    • Letter of Wishes
    • Living Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

    Lasting Powers of Attorney

    Valens can advise you on the different types of lasting powers or attorney and prepare them once you provide all relevant information to us.  We can then liaise with the Office of the Public Guardian on your behalf to ensure that the lasting power of attorney is properly registered and your preferred attorney (or attorneys) duly appointed.

    Where we help

    • Advice on powers of attorney
    • Procedural guidance
    • Collating information for application
    • Preparing appointment application
    • Liaising with the Office of Public Guardian
  • Probate


    When a loved one dies, we can support you in seeking to ensure that the administration of the estate of the deceased individual is dealt with efficiently and as quickly as possible so as to minimise stress to you and your family.

    Where we help

    • Legal support and advice
    • Procedural guidance
    • Acting for you in the administration process
    • Distribution of the Estate
    • Liaising with Beneficiaries
    • Liaising with HMRC regarding Inheritance Tax
  • Contested Probate

    Contested Probate

    Where there’s a dispute over the value or distribution of assets of a deceased family member, we’ll work with you to try and achieve the next possible outcome for you.

    Where we help

    • Advice on legal position and options
    • Advice on procedure
    • Advising on Estate entitlements
    • Commencement or opposition of applications
    • Representation at application hearings
    • Negotiations with other parties
    • Mediation
    • Conciliatory negotiations
  • Inheritance Tax Planning

    Inheritance Tax Planning

    We’ll assess your circumstances to see if you are eligible for exemptions that could reduce the tax payable on your estate.

    Where we help

    • Reviewing your personal circumstances
    • Advising on options for tax planning
    • Implementation of tax planning
  • Charitable Trusts

    Charitable Trusts

    Donate your assets via a charitable trust and leave a lasting legacy to an organisation of your choice.

    Where we help

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  • Trust Planning

    Trust Planning

    Have a say in who receives benefits from your estate and, in some cases, reduce your inheritance tax bill significantly.

    Where we help

    • Reviewing your personal circumstances
    • Advising on options for trust planning
    • Implementation of tax planning
    • Preparation of trust deeds
    • Engaging with your financial and tax advisers

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