We offer FREE initial advice on any queries you may have. Just call to speak to our Legal Adviser on 01472 694569.
Our Legacy Planning Services
No one likes to think about ill health, mental incapacity or even death; but the fact is that they can strike at any time causing devastation, not only to our own lives, but also those of our loved ones. Blow Abbott Legal offers affordable and efficient legal services that focus on the key legal decisions that affect your life: Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, and Inheritance Tax planning.
It may seem unusual for an accountancy firm to have a legal department, but we find that there are great benefits of having access to experts in both the accountancy, financial services and legal fields, and we strongly believe that we benefit from being able to see the whole picture across areas, such as tax.
Inheritance Tax means your loved ones may face paying 40% to HMRC on the value of what you have left them. Not only can we handle any Inheritance Tax liability as part of the probate process, we can also advise on ways of planning to reduce liability before the tax becomes an issue in later life, or after death.
Meet our Legal Adviser
We have an accredited Barrister Intermediary (Legal Adviser), Sophie Vines, who works alongside a team of Barristers and Solicitors to ensure you are given the best legal representation and support and that any work is carried out in a timely and cost-effective way.
Sophie has BA Honours degree and is also a qualified Barrister Intermediary with the Legal Services Guild.
The Legal Services Guild is a widely recognised organisation whose members consist of a large team of Barristers and Solicitors. Sophie works closely with the team to assist clients with their Legacy Planning and can handle even the most complex of situations.
We believe this approach gives our clients the best of both worlds; with access to the legal services of a team of top-flight barristers but with the approachable and personal service Sophie can deliver. It also allows our costs to remain extremely affordable.
Other legal services
Although we focus on the main areas of Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Care Home Fee Planning, we have access to any legal services our clients may require and work closely with over 50 Barristers and Solicitors both locally and nationally.
If you have a query regarding a specific area of law then please contact Sophie and she will advise you appropriately, referring the query on to one of our specialist team if necessary.
Initial free legacy review
For new clients we offer a free initial 30 minute consultation with Sophie, where we can discuss your legal requirements and answer any questions you may have.
For more information call 01472 694 569 or contact us
Everyone over the age of 18 should have a Will. If you have children under 18, this becomes even more important as it is only through a Will that you can decide who would look after them should the worst happen.
Wills don’t need to be complex and are often much easier to set up than people may think.
Following the death of a loved one, dealing with the practicalities can often be time consuming and emotionally draining, at a time when you and your family are grieving and need support with what the next steps should be. Our probate experts work with family members and/or executors to ensure the estate is wound up efficiently and thoroughly, but with sensitivity.
In the excitement of setting up a new company, having a formal Shareholder Agreement may not seem a priority. It is legally advisable for all companies with more than one shareholder to have a Shareholder Agreement to help reduce potential conflict in the future. It can sometimes be seen as a living will for a business.
J Rowe (Grantham)
A very big thank you for all the kind support and professional guidance you have given us over the past few weeks, during a very difficult time.
Sean McCue - Director, House of McCue & Estelle Ear Piercing
The team at Blow Abbott have really taken the time to understand the intricacies of my two trading businesses.
David Williams - Business Owner, Clee Quality & Safety Services Ltd
I value the proactive and personal approach taken by Blow Abbott towards me and my small business.
Keith Haycock - Office Manager, Newby Leisure
Newby Leisure are extremely satisfied with the way Blow Abbott maintain our Group Personal Pension plans.
Blow Abbott manage the Pension Scheme efficiently taking all the worries away, leaving Newby Leisure to concentrate on the daily running of the business.
I would highly recommend Blow Abbott for this roll to any future clients.
Y & K Watts
My sister and I would like to thank you very much for guiding us through this very complex process of setting up a lifetime trust, and we would be more than happy to endorse your services to any new clients you may have in the future.
M & J Peyton
We would like to thank Sophie and the probate team for all their help in settling our brother’s wishes. It was handled so sensitively, and made it easier for us as a family.
I just want to say a very big THANK YOU to Sophie for all her help and advice in making out my will. She made it so easy for me!
J Williams - Director, Victor Finance
Our accountants since 1985. Many thanks to Denis, Graham and all of his team who provide us with the full package; Management Accounts, Audited Accounts, Payroll, VAT Preparation and sound Financial Advice. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to any business, large or small
G Wilson - Director, M J Wilson Group
Blow Abbott have provided the M J Wilson Group ltd with the highest level of service and support for the past 40 years. We are proud to be associated with Blow Abott.