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Wills & Executries

Straightforward and pragmatic advice

The Importance of Writing a Will

Many people believe that they are too young or simply not rich enough to need a Will or without a Will that their assets will pass to their spouse anyway.

Whether a Will is straightforward or complex, everybody needs one. Not having a Will can lead to complications, additional expense and delays in the settling of your estate. Furthermore, a poorly written Will can sometimes be more detrimental than no Will at all with the potential for detrimental tax consequences or for example, a step child being inadvertently overlooked. Wills don’t just deal with the division of your assets but also allow you to appoint Guardians for any young children, nominate a carer for your pet or leave a legacy to charity.

We will take you through the process of preparing a Will and can advise you on what you need to do so that your wishes are carried out with the minimum of administration and without paying more tax than is necessary.

It is important to review your Will every few years to ensure that it still meets with your wishes. You may be concerned about a situation arising in the future when you are unable to communicate your wishes about medical treatment. We can prepare a Living Will for you.

Coping with a Bereavement

We appreciate that the period after a bereavement can be a very difficult time. We have a great deal of experience of this and are here to help with practical guidance and assistance. Often we are asked to organise the funeral and make other arrangements for the family. Whether there is a Will or not we ensure that all aspects of the executry estate are dealt with promptly, professionally and in a discreet and sympathetic manner.

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Testimonials
  • I’d like to thank you for the efforts put in by both of you in all aspects of our house purchase. I am aware it is ‘your jobs’ and what we’ve paid for anyway, but more than that is the fact that you were always available to take/return my calls and got things acted on as needed at the time needed. It has been my first home purchase as you know, and even with the hiccups along the way we feel things have turned out really well with much thanks to your advice and time taken to discuss our options too.

  • Just a quick note to say thanks for your professional and friendly approach in getting our property sold. This is only the third time I have moved but hands down you have provided the best service. I would have no hesitation in recommending Connell & Connell, and in particular you, in the future.

  • Linsay and I have been very impressed with the service provided by Connell and Connell.

  • Niki and I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you to you, Allan and the team for all your help with getting our property onto the market so quickly. I’m sure it would normally take a lot longer than 10 days! Also, we were both delighted when we saw the quality of the pictures and the design of your brochure.

  • Could not have wished for a better service – your personalities were amazing and you did us proud!

  • I should like to thank you for all the patient work you did to transfer the property into my name. It was so good to deal with someone who was both thoroughly nice and efficient; both proud qualities in a solicitor. With thanks and very best wishes for the future.

  • Thanks again for all your hard work – it has made such a difference receiving a professional and friendly service.

  • Thank you very much to both of you and your property team for all your advice, assistance and care over the past few months in getting my flat on the market and processing the sale. You have all provided an excellent service and made the whole event stress free for us. We are very grateful.

  • It is very refreshing to find someone so committed to their professionalism and eager to do more than just what is strictly necessary.

Buying or Selling a Property

Buying or Selling a Property

Connell and Connell has a wealth of experience in dealing with the property market of Edinburgh and its outlying areas.

Wills & Executries

Wills & Executries

Whether a will is straightforward or complex, everybody needs one.

Tax Planning

Tax Planning

We can advise you on tax planning to maximise the use of exemptions and reliefs to save income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.

Advice for the Elderly

Advice for the Elderly

When it comes to planning for old age we can advise you on the best way to manage your affairs and assets.

Commercial Property & Family Business

Commercial Property & Family Business

Our team has a wealth of experience in dealing with small to medium size commercial properties.

Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney can be used when you need someone to act or make decisions on your behalf.