OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We specialise in Wills and Inheritance Tax offering you a ‘no obligation’ assessment to ensure your family is protected and your wishes are properly put in place. By phone or with a free home visit.
As a property owner, we would like to help you save 40% on un necessary Inheritance Tax bills .
We put you, the customer first.
Sarah and I are approachable, responsive and caring. Our established team take personal care of you and your loved ones throughout your life.
We listen to your concerns and wishes, no matter how complex and create a solution for you. We give you Peace of Mind that everything is in place and ensure that your children and loved ones end up with your hard earned assets for their future.
We visit you in the comfort of your own home and we have offices in London where we can meet if you wish.
Call us on 020 3858 0307 to book your free personal assessment – over the phone or at your home.
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We write all forms of Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney’s and offer ‘agreed fee’ Estate Administration (probate).
Why our services?
Everyone over 18 years with any assets and/or children needs a will. Don’t put off making your will if you think it’s too complicated. We will take that worry away from you and give you the solutions.
Good planning reaps dividends. New Inheritance Tax laws (2017) can be very confusing and trip people up – Inheritance Tax planning is our speciality.read more
Now is the time to think of the future
The actions you can take now can minimise the Inheritance Tax liabilities you may have and the problems your relatives may get by you not having a willread more
We will create your own personal will including any trust that you may need. Making a will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out. All our wills are stored free of charge and registered with Certainty, the National Will Register.
The Protective Property Trust and the Bespoke Discretionary Trust are arguably the most common trusts in use today. We will give you advice regarding Inheritance Tax Planning as part of this instruction process. Trusts can help you significantly with these issues: third party intervention, care home fees, sideways disinheritance, bankruptcy and divorce.
Inheritance Tax Planning
The taxman charges 40% inheritance tax on everything he can
This is critical as the new tax law, the RNRB (Residence Nil Rate Band), states that it is not given automatically and has to be claimed for your children. The Inheritance Tax threshold has been frozen since 2009 at £325.000.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Everyone over 50 should put this in place for their future peace of mind. If you have investments, you may need an ‘Attorney’ to release funds for you or your family in the future. You may also need them to sell your property if you become incapacitated. If you have a medical situation, your attorney can make decisions in your best interest.
We offer a wide range of different funeral plans across the market. All are guaranteed.
Pre paying funeral plans saves you money by fixing the price now.
Planning ahead gives you peace of mind. It gives you the chance to be clear on what you want at your funeral.
BPR, introduced in 1976, means a family business can now be passed down through generations with no Inheritance Tax.
If you buy and hold shares in qualifying companies you can pass on these shares if you wish without any Inheritance Tax liability as long as certain rules are adhered to.
You are able to purchase any number of shares as you desire. Please be aware that such tax benefits and tax rules can change.
A friendly and efficient service that I would recommend. Jeff was very clear in explaining how the process worked and I feel assured and confident that everything will be handled smoothly in the event that my will needs to be read.
“We used Jeff to help us with our will writing, he was really lovely, giving us sound advice for what we needed and then giving us a stress free easy service, resulting in peace of mind, knowing all our wishes will be supported should the worst happen.” –
Clare and Matt Bartlett
“My husband and I had put off having our wills drawn up since we got married, and even after our children came along a few years later, it was still one of those jobs that continued to get shunted down the to-do list; I think it was partly because of the fear of thinking about death and potentially leaving the children behind, and partly because we didn’t really know where to start! From the first time we met Jeff, he totally put our mind at ease: he broke everything down for us so it was easy to understand, and really took the time to make sure we were happy with everything we discussed with him.
His assistant, Sarah, was also very helpful – when it came to signing our documents, we struggled to find a time where my husband and I could both be in attendance without the children due to work commitments and extra curricular activities.
Sarah and Jeff arranged to meet us at home, and spent an evening chatting with us AND our two children!
I will certainly be going back to Jeff if I need any assistance in similar matters in future; he was great from start to finish and I can’t recommend him enough.”
“We used Jeff Meers to carry out our Legal Power of Attorneys. He was very knowledgeable and efficient and everything went through smoothly. We would recommend his services.”
“Jeff and Sarah Meers are extremely professional, very caring and understanding, My Mother who is 95years old has just had her will and both her LPA’s sorted out finally, with great care and attention given to her, I have also had my will and both LPA’s completed by Jeff, I am an extremely happy client, and the added bonus is they come to your home, I will recommend Meers Legal Services to all my friends.”
Cherry Marshall, London.
As an experienced Will Writing specialist, the first issue to address is to ensure that you understand the implications of inheritance tax at 40% on your estate. Inheritance tax is the tax levied on the transfer of assets upon death, and it is important to take steps to minimise the tax burden. Threshold The current14th February 2023
There has been a dramatic increase over the last 15 years in the number of inheritance disputes reaching the High Court in England and Wales. In 2005, there were just 15 cases brought to the High Court under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, compared to 158 cases in 2016. A recent23rd May 2022
Everybody over eighteen should have a lasting Power of Attorney in place according to official advice. The document or LPA for short, legally enables your Attorneys to make decisions on your behalf if you lose Mental Capacity. The LPA deals with your Financial, Health and Care decisions while you are alive, Wills deal with your29th May 2019
YOU NEED A MODERN WILL TO STOP YOUR CHILDREN MISSING OUT AS THEY MAY NOT INHERIT ALL YOUR ASSETS AS YOU EXPECT.
A modern Will is needed to ensure that the family home is protected from potential ‘predators and creditors’. Just putting your children in an old fashioned mirror will is not enough any more to guarantee they will get your assets in full or even part. Our ‘Modern Will’ gives you complete protection and control23rd May 2019