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Karen Purdy - Solicitor
Louisa Bromilow - Solicitor
It is reassuring for you to know that you are providing for family, friends, dependants and charities upon your death. Making a Will provides you with peace of mind as your money and belongings will pass to your chosen relatives and selected causes. Without a Will, your family may not be provided for in the way that you expect. If you die intestate (without leaving a Will) there are rules which govern which of your relatives inherit and how much they inherit, so it is best to specify your intentions in a valid, professionally-drawn-up Will.
Even if you already have a Will, it may have been prepared several years ago and your circumstances may have changed. There may be recent additions to your family who you wish to include to benefit under your Will, you may wish to appoint guardians for any young children you have or perhaps you wish to change who deals with your belongings when you have died (known as your Executors).
“Your husband or wife may not receive everything when you die, if you do not make a Will.”
For many different reasons we are asked if we can help to "protect" the inheritance you leave by putting it into a Trust. For example, perhaps you wish someone to inherit from your Will, but they are very young or unable to look after money. Perhaps you have concerns regarding Inheritance Tax (IHT
The cost of a Will relates to the complexity of your individual circumstances and requirements, but we will be happy to discuss your needs and provide you with information about our charges. We can usually give you a fixed fee quote.
You may be eligible for a contribution towards the cost of your Will through the Cancer Research UK FreeWill scheme, which we take part in.
If you are considering making a Will, please visit Planning Your Will which offers some guidance to assist you
set up Purdys Solicitors in 2003. She is sole principal Solicitor and Director of the firm. Karen graduated in Law from Trinity College, Cambridge and then studied at the College of Law in Guildford and qualified as a solicitor in 1999. She has practical and academic experience of Wills, Inheritance Tax and Trust Law, having been a co-author of legal texts and is also a Member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Also, Karen is a former Chairman of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group (SPG)
and was a Trustee of Fledglings
charity for disabled children. Karen has given presentations and seminars regarding Wills for an accountancy firm and an international insurance company. She has also been interviewed and quoted by Reuters regarding Inheritance Tax and has had a number of items published in the Law Society's Gazette, including being featured in their “My Legal Life” series.
is a solicitor who qualified in 1993, so has many years of experience with bereaved families, Executors and Administrators who is able to help you through the difficult and sometimes complex times ahead. She is a solicitor with many years of experience in Wills and the administration of estates (Probate) and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly
If you wish to discuss preparing a Will, please contact or .