We are a friendly, approachable team of experienced solicitors serving Marlborough and the surrounding area for over 250 years. We provide expertise in the legal issues that can help to safeguard all of the things that matter; your family, your home and your livelihood. Find us on the High Street in Marlborough where we have an expert team ready to help you with professional, straightforward and understandable advice.
We can guide you through the various legal considerations in commercial property transactions. We have many years experience to ensure that your interests are protected.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney in October 2007 following the introduction of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. However, existing Enduring Powers of Attorney remain valid. LPAs are completed while the person still has mental capacity and it cannot be used before it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
In most cases the basic reason for setting up a private trust is to provide for loved ones who because of their age, mental incapacity or other circumstances may not be able to properly look after assets themselves.
Until October 2007, it was possible for married couples and civil partners to shelter the Inheritance Tax (IHT) Nil Rate Band (NRB) available to the Estate of the first to die from IHT which would fall due on the survivor’s death. This was typically done by creating a discretionary trust of the NRB by Will, which then took effect after the first death.
Dealing with the administration of a deceased person’s Estate at a time of bereavement can be stressful and emotional. We are here to offer professional advice and support to help you carry out a loved one’s wishes.
We work with owners and employers to buy and sell their business quickly, advise upon and take appropriate due diligence steps for your peace of mind and future financial security. An employer may need robust policies for absenteeism, IT and confidentiality for workplace efficiency. Equally, an employee may need to understand his or her rights
The thought of making a Will to many people is uncomfortable but it is probably the most important legal document that you will ever make, giving both you and your loved ones peace of mind to know that your affairs are in order and that your wishes are in place.
We know that buying or selling a home can be stressful, that’s why we offer a bespoke, friendly and expert service.
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential way to resolve conflict and disputes. Through mediation we have helped both parties achieve a solution that is acceptable to everyone.
Difficulties in relationships can result in serious personal and financial problems which are highly stressful and emotionally challenging. When a relationship breaks down, there are so many things to consider, not least the immediate arrangements for children or how to secure the family business, so there is a need for sympathetic yet realistic and timely advice.
We will give you an early evaluation of your case and advise you on the best way forward. Straightforward, understandable and timely advice will give you the best chance of a good outcome.