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Louise Rudkin


Department: Wills & Probate

Years’ experience in the above area: 6 years

About Louise and her main areas of work: 

  • Dealing with applications for grants of probate/letters of administration and the administration of deceased estates.
  • Preparing wills to suit your particular circumstances (including property protection wills and discretionary trust wills), and inheritance tax planning.
  • Advising on the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, for both Property & Financial affairs and Health & Welfare.
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.
  • Applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship appointments.
  • Trust Work. 

Important/Significant matters undertaken:

  • Administering an estate worth over £2 million which had fifteen charitable beneficiaries. Effectively managing the assets (which included a significant share portfolio) for the very best tax efficiency. This involved appropriating the portfolio to the charities concerned, prior to the sale of the shares.
  • Successfully challenging a pension company who were proposing to ignore a nomination form executed by a deceased pension holder. The client was recently bereaved and the pension fund administrators concerned were attempting to override the wishes stated in a nomination form.
  • Dealing with an administration under the intestacy rules, where the deceased had no immediate family and his wider extended family had to be traced and verified before distribution. 
  • Preparing a will for a wealthy client who had an extensive collection of highly valuable first editions,  toy soldiers and rare manuscripts which needed documenting, along with a record of the appropriate dealers, to be approached in due course, in respect of the sale of the items. 

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