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Wills, Trusts and Probate

Band Hatton Button’s Wills, Trusts & Probate Team provide advice on all aspects of wealth protection and inheritance planning for individuals and their families.

One of the most important things anyone can do is to secure the future for the ones they care about. We have vast experience in helping our clients to put their personal affairs into good order.

At Band Hatton Button, our goal is simple, we want to help safeguard and enhance the wealth of our clients. We deliver a service that allows clients to protect, develop and ultimately pass on their wealth to their chosen beneficiaries with complete peace of mind.

We take the time to understand a client’s financial and family circumstances so we can offer clear, practical advice on protecting financial resources, whilst maintaining flexibility. We believe in forming strong working relationships with our clients. In many cases we have acted for several generations of the same family, and much of our work comes from word-of-mouth referrals.

As members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) we are at the forefront of legal developments and best practice in asset protection and wealth management. Our team also includes members of other national organisations such as The Association of Lifetime Lawyers previously known as Solicitors for the Elderly. We have one of the largest and most successful private client practices in Coventry.

The Services We Provide

Our specialists can advise on:

Working with You, for You 

We work closely with our clients’ accountants and financial advisers to deliver cost-effective tax and estate planning and Wills Trusts and Probate. Where required, we can also draw expertise from our commercial, property, family and dispute resolution departments to provide complete legal services to suit the needs of our clients.

We understand that dealing with these issues can be difficult and emotional, which is why we treat every case with sensitivity and care, and provide straightforward and practical advice.

What Others Think of Us…

Our Wills, Trusts & Probate Team have been consistently recognised as one of the leading regional teams and are listed in both the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and the Legal 500.

The commentary in the Legal 500 2022 guide describes Band Hatton Button LLP now has four fully qualified STEP members in the team. The group is skilled at advising on all aspects of wealth protection and inheritance planning for individuals and their families which includes advising on wills and estate planning as well as powers of attorney and court of protection matters. Michelle Gavin leads the department and routinely advises high-net-worth individuals on the most appropriate way to structure their wills from a tax perspective”.  The Legal 500 is a popular guide to the best law firms in the UK.

The Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2022 says Band Hatton Button’s Wills, Trusts & Probate team are highlighted as “a strong team” with a “good pragmatic approach.” The team provides advice to individuals and families on matters relating to trusts, estate administration and tax planning. “Clients are continually impressed with their service standards and quality of work,” states an observer.

Our Department Head, Michelle Gavin, is also a ‘ranked lawyer’ with Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth Guide – another highly regarded law firm guide – click here for their commentary.

We are by far the most widely and highly ranked firm in Coventry by such independent legal guides.

In 2021, the Wills, Trusts and Probate team, beat off stiff competition to win the much sought after prize for Legal Team of the Year at the prestigious Warwickshire Law Society Awards Dinner.