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For over 170 years we have specialised in meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.

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If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is the importance of being prepared for any eventuality.  At the present time, many individuals are understandably worried about their business, property, savings, and personal assets.  Having worked incredibly hard during your lifetime to build up your estate, it is entirely reasonable to worry about what Coronavirus may mean for you and your loved ones.  The important point to remember through all of this is that you can put in place measures to protect your estate at any time, assuming you have the capacity to do so.  The peace of mind afforded by making even small steps towards effective estate planning cannot be underestimated.  Remember too, specialists in estate planning law are here to help and guide you through the process of working out a suitable strategy and then putting it in place without delay. In this article, we will explain just three of the estate planning mechanisms you should consider and implement to mitigate the potential effects of Coronavirus.

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