Somerset Lawyers – Legal 500 Recommended – Lexcel Accredited
  • "Chris (Holten) was more than helpful and understanding in what became a difficult matter for me. He exercised a great deal of patience, explained things clearly ... I would certainly recommend him and Slee Blackwell and would return to him in future. his knowledge and expertise was greatly valued and appreciated."

    C. Fowler, Devon
  • "I would highlight the complete professionalism throughout my case. A friendly informative 1 to 1 basis, not always telling you what you want to hear BUT advising you what you MIGHT be in for. I will have NO hesitation in recommending Slee Blackwell and in particular, Lee Dawkins. I am a 100% happy client."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    R Piper, Spain.
  • "I was satisfied with all aspects of the service  that I received. Thank you."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    K. Bowlzer, Derby.
  • "Very helpful, very friendly. Thank you for everything you have done."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    V. Hibbert, Derbyshire.
  • "I am very grateful to James McNally and his secretary. They were just 'brill'. They handled my case with the utmost care."

    (Personal injury claim)

    P McGregor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • "James McNally helped me to receive the maximum compensation for my injury."

    (Personal injury claim)

    T. O'Brien, Brighton, Sussex.
  • "Throughout the process Chris (Holten) kept us informed with professionalism and sensitivity. His kindness was greatly appreciated."

    S. Edwards, Calstock, Cornwall.
  • "Naomi (Ireson) provided an excellent service from start to finish. Her communication skills are excellent which helped to contain our anxiety during the stressful periods of the case. We always felt she was on our side and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a similar service."

    J Preston, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
  • "Thank you again … In fact I can’t say it enough. Neither can my mum. She sends a huge thank you too. the relief is incredible, my life has changed beyond belief and I couldn’t have done it without you."

    E.W. Taunton, Somerset.
  • "I would like to say from the moment Chris (Holten) took my case on he immediately made me feel more at ease. Chris was always confident and polite and would always explain everything to me in terms that I could understand. I thank him very much for making me feel I was his only case the whole way through. Nothing was too much trouble. Chris is an absolute credit to your firm and I would have no qualms in recommending him to others should they require his expert advice."

    A Staff, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors in Taunton

Drafting Wills and administering estates throughout Somerset

As local Somerset solicitors, we can offer a face to face meeting at your convenience either at our office in Taunton (which is easily accessible and has plenty of parking) or, if needed, in the comfort of your own home. 

We offer the following services:

Wills and Tax Planning - No one likes to think about death, but we do owe it to our loved ones to ensure that when the inevitable happens our estate is in order and they will be properly provided for.  By making a Will (or updating an existing Will) you can make financial provision for the people and causes you care about. Vulnerable beneficiaries can also be protected from care home fees and more importantly the impact of Inheritance Tax can often be reduced.

Administration of Estates - For those left behind, having to administer someone’s estate can make a difficult time even worse, especially if there are complexities and tax problems to deal with. We provide a sympathetic and caring service that takes all the stress and worry away from you.  We can obtain the Grant of Probate, sort out the tax affairs, settle the liabilities and distribute the assets.  Inheritance tax advice can be given and by varying the Will thousands of pounds can often be saved. As an established South West law firm our experience in dealing with farms and businesses means we can work alongside our colleagues in the agricultural and commercial departments to give the very best service.

Charities and Trusts – We can assist with the creation, management and administration of trusts.  We can also advise on the very specialised field of establishing and administrating a charity.

Care of the Elderly and Court of Protection:-  We have experience in all aspects of dealing with the Court of Protection and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney. We pride ourselves that with our caring approach and specialist knowledge we provide peace of mind for our clients.

Whether your affairs are straightforward or complex, it is important that you get the right legal advice. We offer a cost effective service that combines a practical approach with sensitivity and case. Details of the costs of administering an estate can be found here. For a more detailed estimate of the fees you are likley to incur in relation to probate or any of the other services highighted on this page simply give us a call or send us an email.


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