Wills, Trusts & Probate
Jolliffes Solicitors are your number one choice in Chester for advice on Wills and Probate, Trusts, Court of Protection and Powers of Attorney.
Making sound provision for your future might feel like a complicated and expensive matter and something which you’d rather put off. Often, it’s not until you experience the loss of a loved one that the complexities become clear as do the benefits of advance planning.
Equally important is planning how your affairs will be managed in the event of mental incapacity which leaves you unable to make a decision for yourself. It is too late once issues arise, leaving the only option an expensive and time-consuming application to the Court of Protection. Prior completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney puts you in charge of decisions and removes this potential problem.
Maybe you have a business, agricultural assets or property abroad? You might champion a specific cause and need advice regarding a charitable trust. Or perhaps you have recently married, started a family or inherited a significant sum? Our lives can change at the drop of a hat, so it’s worth being attentive to what you value the most and planning for the future.
Our experts pride themselves on listening carefully to what our clients require, to achieve a tailormade solution.
Our team of dedicated will writers in Chester are here to understand your individual needs and create wills that fit your requirements.
Trusts and trust administration
Tax planning, will trust, professional trustee, lifetime interest, discretionary trust
Lasting powers of attorney
Lack of capacity, property and financial affairs, health and welfare, business LPA
Court of Protection
Deputyship, mental capacity, statutory wills, statutory gifts, welfare
Deeds of Variation
Change to will, legacy, deed of family arrangement, beneficiaries
Why choose us
We are a long-established Chester firm and have built up a reputation for expertise and client care.
Our dedicated team of STEP qualified solicitors understand that Private Client law impacts all of us in one way or another throughout our lifetimes. We pride ourselves on offering genuine, considered, expert advice in all aspects of Private Client work.
Our private client experts
A senior partner at Jolliffes and head of our Wills, Trust and Probate team (also known as the Private Client team). Hugh has over 30 years’ experience providing clear, expert advice to a whole range of private clients but has specialist knowledge dealing with tax planning, complex wills and trusts, high net-worth probate matters and powers of attorney.
“At Jolliffes, we pride ourselves on taking time to speak with our clients and to really understand their circumstances. The fact that we act for multiple generations with families is a testament to the long-term relationships will build with our clients.”
Ian is the managing partner at Jolliffes and a member of our Wills, Trust and Probate team (also known as the Private Client team). Ian has over 15 years’ experience providing clear, expert advice to a whole range of private clients but has specialist knowledge dealing with complex trusts, court of protection applications and powers of attorney.
“At Jolliffes, we take the time to really understand the specific needs and requirements of our clients. We provide a truly bespoke service, tailored to our clients’ specific circumstances.”
In need of any other support?
At Jolliffes, we deal with a wide variety of legal matters. If private client is not what you’re after, we may still be able to help. Perhaps you need residential conveyancing or civil disputes advice?
“This is one solicitor I can thoroughly recommend. She has stuck by us and helped and guided us through several court appearances and complex financial matters over the last three years when we went through the most difficult and challenging times of our lives. Her knowledge and experience is second to non and is a kind and understanding person as well.”Colin
“Ian was picked to help with a Trust fund that my late nan wanted to be set up. He was honest and thorough when it came to what she wanted in her Will. He went through all the available options and provided the best advice. He kept in constant contact and no question was ignore nor did I feel stupid asking them. I would highly recommend Ian and Jolliffes.”Jean
“Ryan Marr was great from enquiry to completion. He’s friendly, easy to get in contact with and responsive. He knows his stuff, but crucially knows how make the technical stuff easy to understand. Reception desk staff were lovely too - friendly and helpful. Couldn’t recommend Jolliffes more.”Kerry
“Great from start to finish … speedy and great communication … much faster completion than expected in this current climate so would thoroughly recommend”Glenys