Dickson Haslam are members of Certainty the UK's online national Will register.
The firm prides itself in its modern approach to caring for its clients. Despite being founded in 1797, Dickson Haslam is totally up to date in its attitude and its methods.
The philosophy of the firm is to care for its clients. We know that engaging with the law can be a stressful process. We are here to use our experience and expertise to be with you every step along the way.
Each department keeps its members totally up to date, not only with the law, but with current practices. We always give relevant and practical advice and representation.
Dickson Haslam is committed to its clients; this is why we have introduced systems such as our 24/7 web access conveyancing system and why we offer up to date services such as Collaborative Family Law.
We are modern, committed and reliable but most of all, we care.
Wills, Trusts and Probate
WHAT HAPPENS if a husband and wife die together in a car crash?
WHAT HAPPENS to the children - who educates them, feeds them, provides a home?
WHAT HAPPENS to your most valued possessions? - Do they get sold to settle a family squabble?
WHO will act as executor?
WHAT HAPPENS if there’s no will? - Usually financial worry on top of personal bereavement.
Where there's a Will...
Simple wills are inexpensive. We can act as your executors. Most people leave their will until tomorrow....and tomorrow.... Do try to overcome the natural barrier against making a will - it is sensible even if you have very little to leave and where young children are involved IT IS ESSENTIAL!
Be in Control
By making a will you decide who benefits from your estate and when and you decide who handles your estate.
It is advisable to make a will now for the reasons mentioned above alone, but by a little forward planning now, Inheritance Tax payable on death can be greatly reduced or avoided altogether.
For those whose estate is valued above the inheritance tax threshold (and when account is taken of the value of the house and insurances - this can include more people than you would think)...
We can give straightforward advice as to how in your will you can immediately reduce or avoid that liability.
We can also advise on planning to pay any remaining Inheritance Tax that is likely to be payable.