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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
Following Government advice the office will now be closed until further notice.  We will continue to work remotely from home and you can contact us by phone and email.  The main switchboard will be open and operating during normal office hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, we will pass your call on and ask the relevant person to contact you.  At this difficult time we wish all our clients well, if you need us we will endeavour to respond.

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
  • “Thank you for all your assistance regarding our deed of family arrangement. You were all very professional and thorough which made it all a lot easier to understand and complete."

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  • "No improvements required - I would use Bell & Buxton again without hesitation. Demelza has been super with very clear advice & quick responses to any query we had."

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  • "We were all highly satisfied with the service we were given and John Breeze was excellent in all the dealings and explanations."

    - Mr Richardson

  • "John Breeze is very approachable and professional. I was kept well-informed with regular updates and clear explanations as my case progressed. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to him for guiding me through each step of the legal process...I would not hesitate to approach Bell & Buxton should I require legal advice again."

    - Mrs Stokoe

  • “Thank you Bell & Buxton for helping my daughter move into her new home. It was a ‘bit of a marathon’ for us and your team successfully helped us through what was an unusually difficult process.”

    - Mike Peat