Few of us like to think about death and, as a result, we can be tempted to bury our heads in the sand.

Leaving loose ends after you die may result in loved ones grappling with complex legal issues at a distressing time. As a result your assets (including your home and its contents, personal items, money, shares and insurance policies, etc.) may not be inherited according to your wishes and also may be reduced significantly by inheritance tax.

To protect your loved ones, we can help with:

  • Making a Will and storing it safely for you (storage is free of charge)
  • Planning to minimise Inheritance Tax
  • Making outright gifts to loved ones
  • Setting up a trust fund in your lifetime and administering it on your behalf
  • Dealing with your assets on death (Probate/Administration of your Estate) and ensuring the terms of your Will or intestacy rules are followed.

Our aim is to assist you and your loved ones in making these processes as painless as possible.

Wills, Probate, Trusts & Tax Team

Francis Durrant

Francis Durrant Head Trusts & Estates

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Seema Solanki

Seema Solanki Trusts & Estates Solicitor

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Jack Thorogood

Jack Thorogood Trusts & Estates Solicitor

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George Carter

George Carter Trusts & Estates Solicitor

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Denise Green

Denise Green Tax Adviser

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Christine Dyson

Christine Dyson Solicitor, Court of Protection

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Chris Jones

Chris Jones Trainee Solicitor

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I found your service very helpful and friendly and I would definitely recommend you to friends and family. Seema Solanki was extremely professional as she made me aware of and pointed out matters regarding our Will and Power of Attorney.

Judith Miller

Thank you Sarah Payne and Seema Solanki. I was really impressed and never regretted making my initial contact. I would not hesitate to use Barr Ellison again. Thank you so much.

Julie Savill-Fell

Thank you for your courteous and efficient approach to completing our legal work.

Allan J Organ

Thank you so much for making the will process so simple. I particularly found your instructional video very helpful and easy to understand. Thank you also for the professional, kind and considerate way you have conducted yourself during this very stressful time in my life.

Andy Tofis

Excellent communication and helpful advice - easy to contact and if in a meeting would always phone back promptly - we were completely satisfied.

Dr Gordon Campbell

It is a breath of fresh air to find a team of Wills & Probate solicitors who do what they say and do it efficiently. Thank you.

Dr N Jackson

George Carter was exceptional - so kind, thorough and efficient. He explained everything clearly and his manner was exceptional - a wonderful solicitor!

Mrs Joy Mason

Barr Ellison Solicitors have been excellent in every respect.

Andrew and Angela Scott

Jack provided a great service when we needed help with our Will. He was really helpful in explaining the issues, and took the pain out of creating what we needed.

Simon Sherrington, Managing Director, Innovation Observatory Ltd

The service at all times was professional and courteous; communication was always prompt and helpful. Many thanks!

John and Kathryn Quinn

Many thanks for all you have done Seema. If I or any member of my family or friends need a solicitor in England, we now know who to go to.

Keith Dobbie

I was particularly pleased and impressed by the kind and caring manner in which I was dealt with by the team.

Mr Michael Kirkup

I have been using Barr Ellison Solicitors since 1954 and I am very satisfied with the service I have received over the years.

Mr N Osborne

Thank you for the work you have done on my sister’s estate. You explained procedures clearly and I appreciated this.

Mrs Sheila Gunn

I have found all aspects of the Probate Team to be excellent - the staff have been highly efficient and friendly.

Mrs Joyce Kirk

Seema Solanki provided an excellent service and was always punctual for meetings at your Addenbrooke's office.

Mr Ian McMillan

My experience has been one of a very professional, yet extremely friendly service. I am very grateful.

Susan Benstead
Your Wealth, Your Future

Your Wealth, Your Future

Our Family Law and Trusts & Estates teams joined forces with Rathbones Cambridge during November to provide a wealth management seminar for our clients and partners.