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    Wills, probate and tax

    Planning for the later years of your life can be an uncomfortable topic for some but at Steeles Law we encourage clients of all ages to think about the future and consider making arrangements for yourself and your family.

    Helping you plan for the future with Inheritance Tax, making a Will, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney or Probate advice our well-established Wills, probate and tax team are on hand to assist. We pride ourselves on having a comprehensive knowledge of the law, yet able to communicate in plain English to help you make the most effective choices to give you peace of mind that your future wishes will be carried out, for you and your family.

    Our approachable and sympathetic Wills, Probate and Tax practitioners who have many years of experience and include the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly members, take the time to get to know you and understand your needs.

    ‘We were dealt with efficiently and in a timely and friendly manner, both in face-to-face contact and for receipt of promised documents. We felt confident in the advice delivered’.

    Courteous and prompt service – thank you’.

    We are proud that our Private Client team is ranked in Tier 2 of the 2020 Legal 500 publication, with Karen Bacon being listed as a ‘leading individual’ for offering wills, trusts and probate advice in East Anglia.

    The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive coverage on recommended law firms in the UK, for a full review of our 2020 rankings please our dedicated news page.

    View our Pricing & Service Information page for fee details

    We are happy for you to ask us any questions and should you wish to make one, please contact our dedicated Wills, Trusts and Probate team on 01603 598000 or by emailing probate@steeleslaw.co.uk. Appointments are available at our Diss, Norwich and London offices or home visits by appointment.

    For more information on how the Steeles wills, trusts and tax team can support you and your family, please see our full range of private client services, which include:

    Advance Decisions

    Frequently referred to as a Living Will, an Advance Decision is a written statement indicating that in the event of a terminal illness, mental incapacity or permanent unconsciousness, you do…

    Contentious probate

    Unfortunately, the death of a person can lead to disputes over his or her Will or estate. Whatever the size of the estate, there is always the possibility of complex,…

    Court of Protection

    In an ideal world, when someone you care for becomes incapable of managing their own affairs they may have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place. If they don’t, an…

    Inheritance tax and succession planning

    Inheritance tax (IHT) is a form of death duty, the current form was introduced in 1986. When you pass away, you want to leave your loved ones as much of…

    Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

    Have you considered what might happen if accident, illness or old age left you incapable of making decisions or managing your financial affairs, and you didn’t have Lasting Powers of…

    Paying for care

    The good news is that most of us are living longer. The less welcome news is that these extra years can cost us more in terms of paying for care,…


    When someone close to you dies, we can help. Whether or not a Will has been left, we can simplify complex legal matters and provide real support at one of…

    Making a Will

    Making a Will is something many of us put off, continually pushing it to the back of our minds because we’d rather not think about what’s going to happen when…


    A trust is a legal arrangement where one or more persons, called trustees, look after assets for the benefit of others, called beneficiaries. It is a valuable, tax efficient means…