You Can’t Take It With You! But You Can Leave Trouble Behind You.

by Kidd Rapinet on February 9, 2011

You can’t take it with you, so don’t leave your bereft family to fight over it. A new BBC series shows that writing a will is one of the most important financial and personal decisions a person should make. The series, You Can’t Take It With You, is screening on BBC2 on Friday evenings. John O’Shea,a partner specialising in Private Client work at Kidd Rapinet’s Aylesbury office says: “We are tremendously pleased this series is highlighting just how important it is to seek proper legal advice to ensure people’s wishes are respected, and to avoid causing distress, and even conflict, among grieving relatives.”

The six part series sees management guru Sir Gerry Robinson, one of Britain’s most respected businessmen, and a specialist wills solicitor helping a range of modern British families through the process of writing wills. The programme highlights the changing nature of family structures and the need to seek the services of a solicitor who can prepare a will to make sure it reflects existing family circumstances and a person’s wishes.

Rosalind Hallifax of Kidd Rapinet’s London office adds: “Seeking advice from properly qualified solicitors is essential. Solicitors are all trained, regulated and insured if anything should go wrong. A poorly drafted will may have no legal meaning and can cause anguish for relatives who have to deal with what should be a straightforward process but can become complicated and costly.”

If you feel you may need advice Kidd Rapinet can advise you on the latest law in this field. Call the contact for your local office for further information:

  • Aylesbury: John O’Shea (01296 432541)
  • Farnham: Rebecca Panton (01252 713242)
  • High Wycombe: Gurvinder Sehra (01494 535321
  • London: Rosalind Hallifax (020 7024 8030)
  • Maidenhead: Alex Norris (01628 621301)
  • Slough: Ron Kerslake (01753 532541)