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Private Client Law

More Than Half a Century’s Experience Specialists in Complex and High Value Cases
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Experienced Solicitors

As a private client of OGR Stock Denton Solicitors, you can rely on expert attention and proactive handling of your case. Your individually assigned solicitor will offer professional advice and deal with matters sympathetically during a potentially stressful or difficult time.

Typically, private clients consult our legal professionals for:

  • Court of Protection applications.
  • Lasting powers of attorney.
  • Cross-border estate planning.
  • Estate and inheritance tax planning.
  • Making regular gifts out of income.
  • Lifetime tax planning through the use of trusts.
  • Lifetime capital tax planning and utilising annual allowances.
  • Will writing and inheritances.
  • Probate and administration of estates.

To make an appointment to discuss any aspect of Private Client Law please email or phone 020 8349 0321.

Acting in your interests

Once you have considered our advice and discussed any options, your solicitor will work to secure the consensus or other outcome you are seeking.

We also take instructions in the following types of case:

  • Shared accommodation.
  • Defamation of character.
  • Private litigation matters, including financial disputes.
  • Contentious probate matters to resolve questions and issues.

Conversely, if you are defending a claim filed by someone else, your lawyer will establish the timetable for court proceedings. They will represent you during the proceedings and, if appropriate, apply for enforcement of the judgment or lodge an appeal.

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Private Client Law

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Private Client Law

Court of Protection

This type of application relates to individuals with reduced mental capacity. A family member or trusted friend, the deputy, acts to safeguard financial assets and decide on healthcare questions.

Additionally, an individual can ask the Court to examine concerns about decisions made for a third party.

Power of Attorney

Lasting power of attorney (LPA) avoids administrative difficulties. Moreover, it simplifies the practicalities if a person loses the ability to manage their welfare. Notably, without an LPA in place, the person dealing with the incapacitated person’s financial or medical affairs – the deputy – has to apply to the Court of Protection for authorisation. Such applications tend to be protracted and costly.

Suppose a person can foresee themselves losing mental capability. In such cases, it is wise to be proactive and set up a power of attorney in advance. The document names a deputy who, when the time comes, can make decisions for the person concerned.

Trusts

Legal trusts are administrative and financial instruments to facilitate long-term planning for minors or disabled adults. Significantly, trusts are an efficient way to minimise liabilities for inheritance tax (IHT) after one’s passing. In addition, depending on personal circumstances, it could be appropriate and even advantageous to make lifetime gifts.

In administering a trust, there are various requirements to take into account. Trustees, i.e. the person(s) or legal entity that manages each trust, have rights and responsibilities. Therefore, it is essential to adhere to the rules.

Probate and Estate Administration

After a bereavement, your solicitor will guide you through the options. First, we deal with the paperwork burden and uncertainty by applying for probate, also known as a grant of representation. Probate empowers the executor of the will to administer the estate.

Typically, tasks involve managing the deceased person’s bank accounts and paying outstanding debts. In addition, we settle any tax liability and disbursements, such as probate and Land Registry fees, before distributing the estate among the intended beneficiaries.

Wills

Dying intestate, i.e. without a valid will, could add to the administrative burden. Apart from dealing with the financial arrangements, a will can appoint legal guardians for children, bequeath assets to an unmarried or civil partner and provide for stepchildren or adopted children.

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“We have used the services of OGR Stock Denton over recent years, for production of Wills, probate and house sale/conveyancing. On all counts, the service provided has been efficient and professional, and the staff approachable and supportive. Will continue to use OGR Stock Denton for future work as needed.”
“Our advisors very highly recommend OGR Stock Denton. They’re not the cheapest in the market but they’re expertise is second to none and they’re one of the best legal firms our advisors have had the pleasure in working with.”
“A big thank you to Priti Shah & Nicola Levy of handling my father’s estate with patience, sensitivity & professionalism. It’s complex works especially dealing with assets from overseas but they have managed it very well. It’s a pleasure to be a client of them & I will continue to recommended them.”
“ All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.”
“I just wanted to drop you a line to say how great Tim has been from the time he joined the probate up until today.”
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“A big thank you to Priti Shah & Nicola Levy of handling my god father’s estate with patience, sensitivity & professionalism. It’s complex works especially dealing with assets from overseas but they have managed it so well. It’s a pleasure to be a client of them & I will continue to recommended them.”
“I dealt with Jamie, and found him a very helpful and pleasant person to work with. He had much patience for our complications and queries, and was always happy to explain everything step by step in a very clear way. I gave him a rough ride, but he made it smooth for me.

I would highly recommend to others!”

“Dealt with Richard Denton. Extremely professional and pragmatic. A real pleasure.”
“Me and my family where introduced to OGR Stock Denton regarding a number of matters that we needed to resolve. Not only was there a lot of money at stake but this was a dispute that involved family so a lot of emotion too. There was nothing the firm couldn’t do, we loved the fact they had an expert for every area we needed to deal with and they are very good at leveraging their colleagues experience and expertise. With regards to Ian Pearl who was our main point of contact, he was thorough, patient and always one step ahead. He was very good at making things manageable and would keep you informed every step of the way. I don’t think it is unfair to say that without Ian our current position as a family could be very different! We are extremely grateful and cannot thank OGR Stock Denton and Ian for their exceptional work and persistence throughout!”
No hesitation in recommending, Wills, Trusts & Probate - Probate
“Great service for our wills and POA.”

What Our Clients Say

“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain. I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable”. – Stephen Wiser

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Winston Kan of OGR Stock Denton LLP for the outstanding work he did on my car accident case. He supported me and my family through the long and exhausting process. There were times when I was ready to give up but he patiently and supportively guided me all the way. All the best wishes from me and my family.” – Hana

“I must thank you Ian, and Stephen, for your professionalism though the complex and protracted negotiations and for the support, understanding and patience you have shown me personally throughout.” – Malcolm

“ We completed our home move in June, beating the Stamp Duty deadline by 4 days, and were extremely satisfied with the way the whole selling and buying process was handled by Robert Rosenberg. He was super efficient and communicated with us constantly throughout the process. We highly recommend him. and OHR Stock Denton, to anyone looking for a painless and stress-free experience. ” – Colin

“Winston Kan & Michael Stock of OGR Stock Denton LLP have been a great support throughout the process and Winston has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and genuine care throughout this difficult process. I highly recommend these lawyers, they are very attentive and honourable.” – Aziza

“All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.” – Monica

“A big thank you to Susan Bernstein for her help and support during my redundancy process, you made the legal part stress free and easy to follow. I fully trust your work and will recommend your services in the future.” – Meital

“I called you with a difficult situation and within 30 minutes you had addressed the main issue and very clinically identified what needed to be done. Your attention to detail and your work approach are of such a high standard that i have no doubt whatsoever that any client you deal with will only have good things to say. You are a true ambassador to your firm and your profession, with the care you show and advice you give. I would like to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at such short notice and i have no hesitation in using your services again and recommending your firm.” – Meir

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