Legal services

Our legal team provide advice and assistance to our clients through Rathbone Trust Legal Services Limited*.  The legal team can offer you a range of private client services, all to suit your individual services.

Wills, trusts and power of attorney services - Our solicitors and other team members can prepare wills for you, give advice on mitigating inheritance tax, draft new trusts and advise on existing ones, assist with the administration of the estates of deceased persons (including applications for Grants of Probate), prepare powers of attorney and register them for you with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Residential property services – We know that your home may well be your most important asset. We take a responsive and proactive approach to helping you with residential property matters, covering all aspects including:-

  • the purchase and sale of freehold and leasehold property.
  • secured lending.
  • easements, covenants and rights affecting it.

Landed estates – Landed estates present their own challenges, and whilst initial purchase and eventual disposal are two key milestones, our experience shows that the affairs of an estate rarely remain static for long.

Our solicitors are ready to share their practical knowledge and extensive experience on a wide range of aspects of landed estates, including:-

  • trust structures for the holding of landed estates – both their establishment and also ongoing advice on their effects.
  • the purchase and sale of large and small estates, buying land and sales of part.
  • secured lending over the whole or part.
  • agricultural tenancy agreements and grazing licences.
  • overage provisions in sale.
  • sporting rights.

*Rathbone Trust Legal Services Limited is a company which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 636409.

Please note:-

We want to give you the best possible experience but if at any point you are unhappy with any aspect of our legal team’s service, please see our attached advice on how to complain and our complaints procedure.

So that you have as much information as possible up front, we have put together details of how we charge in relation to residential conveyancing and probate matters.  For residential conveyancing, please see attached note on our fees and, for charges for probate work, please see attached note.