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Wills & Probate
Charles Neal

Charles Neal
Partner | Head of Private Client & Notary Public

Meet The Team

Bell and Buxton’s private client team has a long-established and highly-regarded reputation for their expertise in Wills and Probate work. The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 2020 for its expertise in personal tax, trusts and probate.

COVID-19

During the new lockdown we will continue to work remotely wherever possible. However, our offices will be open should it be necessary to visit to deliver documents or to see any of our solicitors. Please make sure that you make an appointment for any visit as we need to limit the number of visitors to our offices at any one time and ensure that they and our staff are safe.

Where possible we will arrange virtual meetings by video conference/telephone with our clients and others when appropriate. If you want to talk to one of our solicitors or need legal advice please contact us and we will do all that we can to assist. Please bear with us if it takes a little longer than usual to reply to you.

Anyone visiting us at our offices will need to wear a face covering and follow all the government guidance regarding social distancing.


We are trusted legal advisors and work closely with our commercial department to provide a holistic service for clients. Our approach is praised by clients, who highlight the ‘depth and breadth’ of the ‘one stop shop’ offering – The Legal 500 2020. Our team of lawyers regularly handle probate and inheritance planning, and lasting powers of attorney, in addition to wills and probate matters with multi-jurisdictional aspects and overseas assets. Several of our solicitors are recommended Legal 500 Lawyers with the team being described as ‘courteous, knowledgeable and experienced.

What our clients say
  • Really impressive charity links - made it possible to donate to a charity that is really important to me - thank you!

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  • "As ever, John proffered excellent advice and guidance in this matter. Bell & Buxton are now my 'go-to' for any legal requirements. I can (and do) rely on Bell & Buxton to provide an outstanding service. Bell & Buxton does not disappoint."

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  • "Martin was excellent in all our dealings with my mother and her Will and sorting this out for her. Always professional, but very approachable and honest."

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  • Charles Neal's warm and caring personality shines through. He provided the advice we needed at a particularly vulnerable time for us. Very grateful for his patience and understanding.

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  • "Mary Butler provided reassuring and knowledgeable advice in difficult circumstances."

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