Private clients …you, your family and property
We understand that requiring legal support may be a daunting thought and it may come at a time of some crisis in your life.
O’Neill Richmonds pride ourselves on providing a caring and effective service to look after your lifetime legal needs and we will do that in a way which provides you with:
- a specialist professional service tailored and personalised to your specific needs
- an open and transparent cost structure with no hidden surprises
- clear and straightforward advice given in language you will understand
- access to legal experts and specialist support networks
- a friendly and approachable team of experts who will act on your behalf with care and discretion.
Find out more by clicking on the categories below.
We are Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited and as such can deal with all legal aspects of the conveyancing process.
In respect of landlord and tenant matters we will prepare tenancy agreements and assist with the enforcement of covenants and repossession of property.
We will bring and defend Adverse possession claims on your behalf as well as providing services in respect of lost deeds and reconstituting title through evidence of ownership and registration.
We provide a comprehensive Will service for our clients as well as providing Letters of wishes – these can accompany a Will where a discretionary trust provision is included in the Will.
Tax efficiency, Inheritance Tax – in preparing your Will we will advise you in relation to inheritance tax implications for your estate and whether the tax can be mitigated.
Living Will/Advance Directives – these documents advise healthcare professionals and family members of your wishes regarding end of life treatment and medical intervention.
These instruments are set up when you are in good health and give you the on-going assurance that, if your faculties become impaired, people of your choice will be responsible for properly managing your affairs on your behalf:
Property and Finance – a Property and Finance Lasting Power of Attorney is a document by which you authorise a third party of your choice to manage your financial affairs in the event that you are no longer able to do so yourself.
Health and Welfare – a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney is a document by which you authorise a third party of your choice to make decisions regarding your health and medical care in the event that you are no longer able to maker such decisions yourself.
This will include gathering in all of your assets, discharging your liabilities and accounting to the beneficiaries named in your will in respect of their entitlements.
We provide a full probate service including asset identification and valuation, preparation of probate documentation and Inland Revenue accounts, obtaining the Grant of Probate, encashing the assets of the estate and distributing the estate to the beneficiaries entitled.
We will provide advice in respect of Intestacy. Where a person dies without a Will the Intestacy Rules apply in relation to the entitlement to the deceased person`s assets and ability to apply for the Grant of Representation.
We can advise as to the entitlements of various family members even if there are no close relatives.
We have access to genealogists who have the ability to prepare family trees and trace beneficiaries wherever they may be in the world.
They can include provisions which confer benefits including money, property etc.
The benefits can be made on either an absolute or discretionary basis.
Circumstances may arise whereby someone may wish to make provision for a family member or third party but it is inappropriate to make an absolute gift. For example if the family member or third party is under a disability or lacks capacity.
We can advise on the preparation of trusts to cover such situations both general and discretionary.