Our Wills and Probate Solicitors, Charlotte Bandawe and Katherine Law, have a vast amount of experience in dealing with Wills, Probate and Estate Administration matters. You will get a first-class friendly service that will give you complete peace of mind.
We specialise in most areas related to Wills and Probate including will writing, trusts, inheritance tax planning, intestacy, power of attorney and estate administration.
As members of Solicitors for the Elderly, our solicitors are specialists in dealing with elderly client matters such as Court of Protection and cost of care advice. Whatever your need, we can assist. We operate from offices in Leeds but, help clients in all of England and Wales.
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Probate and Estate Administration
Following the death of a family member or friend it is a very stressful and emotional time. We offer a bespoke service and will provide you with as little or as much assistance and guidance as needed.…
Court of Protection
Should a family member or friend not have made an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney and are unable to do so now due to mental incapacity, there is no authorised person able to access their bank ac…
Powers of Attorney
There are several types of Powers of Attorney and we at Oakwood Solicitors will provide you with advice and guidance as to which Power of Attorney you require for your individual personal needs. We w…
What is a Will and do I need one? A Will is a legal document which allows you to: Choose who will be your Executors – these are the people who carry out your wishes in your Will C…
Deeds of Gift/Cost of Care Advice
If you have concerns about the cost of any future care home fees and the impact, in particular, on your property, it is necessary to obtain full in-depth and correct advice before making any decision with regard to gifting what will be more than likely your most valuable asset. We offer a free initial meeting…
Deeds of Name Change
If you are considering changing your name, whether it be your first name, surname or both, Oakwood Solicitors can assist you with this. Please note: You do not require a Deed of Name change if you are married or have entered into a civil partnership to use your partner’s name. If you are using a…
Living Wills/Advance Directives
A Living Will or Advanced Directive is a separate document from your Will. It is a document which specifies your wishes regarding medical treatment if you are unable to provide instructions. This document allows you to choose what treatment you will refuse and in what circumstances. It is a detailed statement that becomes legally binding…
Oaths, Affirmations, Statutory Declarations and Document Certification
You may be asked to have a document signed or witnessed by a solicitor. We are on hand to offer this service. If you need a document to be certified, please ensure that you bring the original document with you and proof of identification. Our costs for this service are fixed.
Organ Donation – Updated Legislation
What is the new Legislation? As of May 20th 2020, Organ donation in England has moved to an ‘opt out’ system (also known as ‘Max and Keira’s Law’). All adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die, regardless of whether they have chosen to sign up or…
Personal Injury Trusts
People often don’t realise that if you have been awarded compensation from a personal injury claim or from your insurers directly, you must also consider whether you need to protect your compensation. If you or your partner are in receipt of a means tested benefits such as Jobseekers Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income…
Here at Oakwood Solicitors, we’re not your average law firm – our team delivers a service which caters to you. From assessing your case through to completion, our staff have not only the knowledge and expertise, but also the compassion and understanding to put you at ease throughout the process.