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Nicholas Hall

London, United Kingdom

6 Testimonials
6 Case studies
0 Articles

Summary

Practice Areas:

  • Wills
  • Administration of Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
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Nicholas graduated from Coventry University in 1992 with an Honours degree in Business Law. After a career in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, he trained as a solicitor in London and qualified in 2002 before practising in ‘midtown’ and the west end before joining us in October 2015 as head of department.

Nicholas’s practice focuses on all aspects of wills; estates; estates planning; contentious and non-contentious probate; Inheritance Act claims; ordinary, enduring and lasting powers of attorney; advice on general Public Guardianship Office matters; and relevant tax advice.

Work Nicholas has recently completed
  • Drafting tax efficient wills and codicils in conjunction with estate planning.
  • Dealing with the administration of English estates holding assets in the UK and across the world.  Considering double taxation issues where applicable.
  • Dealing with insolvent estates.
  • Preparing Inland Revenue Accounts including applications to transfer the unused nil rate band between spouses and working with genealogists to obtain the required missing beneficiary information via his vast network of contacts.
  • Preparation and registration of Ordinary, Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney and providing advice to donors, attorneys and certificate providers as to their respective duties and obligations.
  • Advising on contentious probate matters in the Principal Probate Registry; London and the Chancery Division of the High Court.
  • Assisting applications for rectification of wills for clerical errors and missing original wills to obtain the grant of probate.
  • An application to administer an estate as creditor of the estate.
  • Applications under Mental Capacity Act 2005 for authority to sell property and for deputyship orders.
  • Proving a copy will and also a codicil where the original will went ‘missing’ in contentious family estates

Since 2009, Nicholas has run six “Will Aid” schemes for his respective firms, drafting hundreds of wills, “living wills”, codicils and letters of wishes to financially benefit the core nine Will Aid charities.  Over sixty four thousand pounds (£64,000) has been raised for charity.  

Previous Employment

Lester Aldridge LLP2014 - 2015

Solicitor

Davenport Lyons2010 - 2014

Solicitor

Moon Beever2000 - 2010

Solicitor

Foreign and Commonwealth Office1993 - 2000

Diplomat

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Testimonials

PB, Private client

"A belated thank you for your letter informing me of the file closure. On behalf of my family I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent service given. Also many thanks for always being at the end of the telephone when I needed help or advice." 

SB, Private client

"Thank you very much for sending me copies of my will so soon and for your charming letter.  Yes, I will definitely stay in touch if I change my plans to relocate, and even otherwise in case of need.  And I would be glad to recommend you to friends and relatives. Thank you again for your kindness and excellent service." 

RH, London, Private client

"I first met Nick Hall through Will Aid several years ago and he immediately put me at my ease. He was very patient and kind and explained the whole will process thoroughly to me. I soon realised I had found a trustworthy solicitor to bank on for the future and have used him several times since. I thoroughly recommend Nick as a true professional."

MD, London

"I would like to thank you for helping me be co executor, having never done anything like this before, I found it interesting if a little frightening at times and you made it much easier for me.  Once again, thank you for all your help to me."

VT, Essex

"Let me say again how grateful I am for you being so responsive and speedy in turning this round.  A really excellent service.  Best wishes."

GO, London

"It has been a pleasure working with you and being that you knew our Dad, it has made the process a lot easier than I think it would have otherwise been."  

Case Studies

Dealing with the administration of English estates holding assets in the UK and across the world.  Considering double taxation issues where applicable.

Dealing with insolvent estates.

Preparing Inland Revenue Accounts including applications to transfer the unused nil rate band between spouses and working with genealogists to obtain the required missing beneficiary information via his vast network of contacts.

Preparation and registration of Ordinary, Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney and providing advice to donors, attorneys and certificate providers as to their respective duties and obligations.

Advising on contentious probate matters in the Principal Probate Registry; London and the Chancery Division of the High Court.

Assisting applications for rectification of wills for clerical errors and missing original wills to obtain the grant of probate.

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Associations & Memberships

Law Society's Probate Section

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - since 2005

The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) - since 2007

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) - since 2009

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