Inheritance Tax - A Guide

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Depending on an estate's size, one of the biggest factors to be taken into account is the size of any potential Inheritance Tax bill. Friends Legal can help you through the IHT process as part of our By Your Side Service.

Full Estate Administration

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After your loved one has died, the last thing many want to think about is distributing their assets. At this time of loss, Friends Legal can step in to take away that stress, dealing with the Courts and all the administrative tasks involved in winding up an estate.

£2495

Setting Up A Trust

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A Trust is a way of managing your assets either while you are alive, or after death. Trusts are often used to protect assets and assist vulnerable beneficiaries, and as such are commonly set up in Wills so that assets are properly managed.

£900

Power of Attorney

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We are all used to making our own decisions. But what happens if you become unable to make decisions for yourself? Nobody plans for poor health or a serious accident to strike, that’s why no matter your age it’s vital to grant Power of Attorney.

£295

Write Your Will

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Planning for the future not only ensures everyone is provided for, it gives your loved ones one less thing to worry about after you’re gone. Our Will packages are cost effective, flexible and a simple Will can be complete in 5 working days.

£190

Helping Hand

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If you want to administer a loved one's small estate yourself, we can offer you a Helping Hand with advice, paperwork and guidance.

£250

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We are proud to offer fixed prices to our clients. We believe in offering a high quality, professional service for a fair price. Price transparency has become increasingly important, we proactively show our fees to help you make a better-informed decision. Often, costs for Legal Services can be confusing and constantly subject to change. This is what inspired us to offer the fair, fixed pricing that was missing.

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We offer our services through multiple channels to suit our clients and their individual needs. We can offer our services in-person, over the phone, and across video calling platforms. Our service promise is designed to keep you informed every step of the way.

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We are entirely client focused and promote client welfare at all times. Often our clients are vulnerable or experiencing an emotional time in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one. Our team are empathetic towards every individual circumstance because we know that no two cases are the same. We strive to offer support wherever we can, and we won’t make a difficult time any more stressful than it should be.

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Our last client survey saw a 9.4/10 satisfaction rating. We have hundreds of positive reviews on Google and other rating websites.

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Whatever challenge you’re facing in your life, Friends Legal strive to not make a difficult time any more stressful or confusing. We offer transparent and fair pricing with no hidden fees or legal jargon. Our accessible, friendly experts are passionate about working alongside you through every stage of an emotional process to get you the outcome you deserve.

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Who We Are

To meet our vision we need talented people in every part of our organisation. Our friendly team bring professional standards and emotional intelligence to support our clients. We know that no case is the same and we ensure we get the best possible outcome for every individual situation.

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What Our Clients Think

We strive to meet all of your needs and offer a high-quality service for a fair price. Our specialist team handle thousands of cases a year and have a satisfaction rate of 9.4 out of 10. Here is some of the positive feedback we receive from our clients:

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5 5

" I was recommended Friends Legal by a neighbour. He said you are a kind and caring company of legal people. He said that you were people who had integrity, and, only fought for something if there was a genuine reason. "

Personal Injury Client

6 June 2024

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5 5

" Brilliant news that finally I can try to move on from this part of the nightmare at least! You've done a fantastic job for me and I will be forever grateful. "

Clinical Negligence Client

2 March 2024

Review From: Direct
5 5

" Thank you, so much, for your Herculean efforts. "

Clinical Negligence Client

20 January 2024

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5 5

" I just wanted to say thank you to Val for all the help, advice, and guidance through the whole process. You have felt more like a friend than a solicitor throughout. You are doing a fantastic and worthy job. Keep up the good work. "

Clinical Negligence Client

12 December 2023

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5 5

" You are superfast, super efficient and a lovely person. I am blessed to have you fighting in my corner. "

Clinical Negligence Client

18 November 2023

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5 5

" Overall, 5 start company. Val is Extremely knowledgeable in this field and vert professional and diligent in their manner and thinking. 100% satisfied. "

Clinical Negligence Client

7 November 2023

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5 5

" Please know however the value of your help & kindness to myself & the others is invaluable, we trust you & that's hard after what's happened to us as you will know. You're fighting for the underdog & you will reap the karma tenfold. "

Clinical Negligence Client

29 September 2023

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5 5

" Excellent service as always. "

Clinical Negligence Client

8 July 2023

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5 5

" I cannot think of any way you can improve your service. I'd just like to say thanks to Val, who has felt like a friend throughout. "

Clinical Negligence Client

12 June 2023

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5 5

" I was going lo suggest you take the first eye surgeon trainee exams as you have taught yourself so much about cataract and refractive lens exchange surgery. "

Clinical Negligence Client

16 March 2023

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5 5

" I am extremely happy with the representation I received from Friends Legal throughout my medical negligence case. Without their support, advice and thorough investigation of my claim I would never have been able to reach a favourable settlement. I always felt in good hands. I’d recommend Friends Legal. As experts in their field, they provide advice when you are at a low point and at a complete loss of where to turn. "

Clinical Negligence Client

2 February 2023

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5 5

" Dear Ellyn, I'm truly grateful for your work, in the settlement of my wife's estate. It has been a long journey, and without your guidance, and the efficient team, I would have gotten nowhere. You and your team have done me a great service, give thanks to all involved. If I need any more legal assistance, you will be my number one choice. "

AfterLife Legal Services Client

31 October 2022

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Do I need a Power of Attorney?

Power Of Attorney

There are various situations in which a Power of Attorney can be useful.

POA can cover circumstances in which you are involved in a serious accident, or become seriously ill, and either find it difficult or are no longer able to deal with your own affairs. Your Power of Attorney can remain in place indefinitely until specifically...

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What is a Trust?

Trusts

A Trust involves three groups of people:

The “Truster” – this is the person who is setting up the Trust;The “Trustees”- these are the people who are responsible for administering the Trust for the benefit of the Beneficiaries;The “Beneficiaries” – these are the people who are entitled to benefit fr...

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When should I make a Will?

Wills

Not only is the concept of family and assets extremely flexible, but your situation is likely to change over time. 

At Friends Legal, we cater for every age and stage in the Will-making process, and our fixed fee offering includes Will reviews to ensure that your Will reflects your wishes at every stage of your life’s journey. 

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Why should I make a Will?

Wills

The why is easy – to protect those you love. Be that your partner, your children, stepchildren, siblings or friends.

Making a Will means you can put in place both the financial and guardianship measures that are necessary to provide for your family after your death.  You may need to consider appointing a guardian or creating a trust fund for younger children. You m...

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