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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
  • “My law firm doesn’t offer a contentious trusts and probate service but we receive a significant number of enquiries which I try to help with. I have worked throughout the country, including for some other good Yorkshire firms, and I have always been aware of Bell and Buxton’s nationally renowned for your expertise in the field Contentious Trusts and Probate. It’s for this reason that I always refer clients to them for expert legal advice.”

    - Testimonial from a local Solicitor

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

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  • First impressions at reception were very friendly and helpful and very caring on leaving. The offer of coffee was most welcome. The understanding by Mr Sissons of the situation was to the point and any aspect that could cause unforeseen (by me) problems was soon spotted.

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  • Accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme since 2013.

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  • "Very professional & considerate. Charles Neal has a friendly and reassuring approach. He explains legal issues clearly & allows plenty of time for you to consider any options presented."

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