Phillip Edkins

Phillip Edkins

Wills and Probate Manager


Our clients recommend Phillip ...

Private Client, Southbourne.

"Thank you for all your help assistance and professionalism during the course of Mum’s passing. Could not have achieved the end result, had it not been for your knowledge, skills, calmness, understanding and projection. Thank you again for your input and patience."

An introduction to Phillip

Phillip specialises in non-contentious probate work and the preparation of wills for the extensive client base at Southbourne.

He is a member of STEP and until recently was a National Examiner for the STEP entrance thesis. He has often appeared on local radio in legal forums to discuss wills and probate.

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  • preparation of wills
    preparation of simple and complex wills including trusts
  • tax
    advising in relation to inheritance tax and other taxation issues
  • grants of representation
    dealing with applications for grants of representation
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
    advising in relation to Enduring Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters
  • financial affairs
    management of financial affairs of the elderly including those with mental incapacity

In Practice

  • elderly care
    the estate of an elderly lady who died without a will and tracing and identifying 28 cousins entitled under the intestacy rules
  • financial affairs
    the management of the financial affairs of a quadriplegic man (brain-damaged at birth) under the Court of Protection
  • preparing wills
    preparing wills for a famous but now retired professional footballer and also for several ex-mayors of Bournemouth
  • estate planning
    winding up an estate with Swiss assets


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