Solicitors in Huntingdon
The Old Secretary's Office
We specialise in Wills, Probate and Trusts Law, and their associated areas, and offer sensible advice tailored to your particular needs. Because we specialise only in the above areas, we like to think we are very good at what we do. We always aim to offer you practical advice and we understand that any legal problem can be worrying and is different for every individual. We will provide you with the guidance and support that you need, whatever that may be.
We have a friendly and approachable style and believe in traditional values and good old fashioned manners and service. However we also believe in innovation and moving with the times. That is why offer a holistic approach to our clients.
Although we are based in Pidley, we serve clients in the surrounding areas of Warboys, Fenton, St Ives and Huntingdon as well as further afield in Cambridgeshire, and around the UK.
We are fully regulated by CILEx Regulation under number 2164535, carry full indemnity insurance for your peace of mind, are members of Certainty National Will Registry, and are Solicitors for the Elderly Specialists.
As well as all of the above we offer free document storage, free Will registration with Certainty, and free home visits to our clients within the local area.
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Commissioner for Oaths
Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney.
Property Protection Trust Wills Single & Mirror Wills Wills for vulnerable beneficiaries
Full administration service for both where there is a Will and where there is not. Significant experience in complex estates including claiming of various Inheritance tax reliefs, re sealing of grants for estates with a foreign element and variations
Advice about lifetime and death exemptions and re structuring of assets to maximize Inheritance Tax (IHT) savings. We can also provide details of suitable financial advisors who can deal with investment based options for IHT savings.
Significant experience in capacity assessments under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, best interests decisions and applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship orders.
Holding assets for minors in short/long-term trusts, planning to reduce loss by care fees, asset protection in relationship breakdowns, provision for children against a spouse remarrying, diversion of death in service benefits to spousal bypass trusts
Variation of beneficial entitlements under an estate where there is a Will and where there is not
Lifetime and Will trusts to minimise estate taxes, shield assets from creditors, avoid expense and delay in administering an estate, preserve assets for children, create investments to be managed by professionals, and set up a fund for personal support.
Advice about all aspects of succession law at fixed fees.
Assist Scheme to file Inland Revenue account and obtain a Grant of Representation where a full administration service is not required in an estate. From £500 plus VAT.
One hours advice with no continuing obligation for £50 plus VAT
Wills to shield assets from assessment to care fees, which preserve those assets for loved ones. From £475 plus VAT for a pair.
Law Society Private Client member
Fully accredited Solicitors for the Elderly members holding the OCCP award.
Change of Name Statutory Declarations for adults
Significant experience in Deputyship applications and the management of finances for a client under a Deputyship order.
Thank you Eleanor for your sound advice and clarity - it saved me money in the long run and I felt that you really understood what I was going through.
Mr M, Brampton
Clare, thanks for your professional expertise and personal concern and advice. This has been the best experience from a member of the legal profession. Huge thanks.
Ms P, Cambridgeshire
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Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed