Will is an associate solicitor within the private client team with experience in a wide range of matters including wills, powers of attorney, trusts and deeds of variation.
He is particularly experienced in probate and estate administration and prior to becoming a lawyer he worked in a number of different roles for the probate service.
Will is able to act for a broad range of clients, including those who are older and those who are vulnerable. He prides himself on making matters as simple as possible for his clients.
- Probate and estate administration
- Inheritance tax
- Deeds of variation
- Lasting powers of attorney
- Successfully made a claim for business property relief on assets exceeding £1m which had been owned by the deceased for a short period of time before death but had been transferred from the sale of his business.
- Dealt with an estate where the only asset was a derelict property worth £2.5m. This required obtaining a special grant of probate to sell the property to release funds before paying any inheritance tax and negotiating with HMRC and the probate service.
- Administered an estate with a large number of rental properties and business assets. Many of the properties had historical and problematic tenancy arrangements.
- Negotiated a complicated agreement between four charities and the life tenant of a property to rectify an error with a poorly drafted historical will which gave all parties a satisfactory outcome without the need for litigation.
Prior to joining Keystone in 2022, Will worked at Warners Solicitors as a Private Client Solicitor, and at Rix & Kay Solicitors as a Private Client Solicitor and Probate Manager.