Donaldson West Areas of Practice

Please find below our extensive range of practice and details of the services we perform.

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RESIDENTIAL SALES & PURCHASES

Donaldson West specialise in the following:

  • The sale and purchase of residential properties including country houses and flats
  • Re-Mortgage and Transfers of Equity
  • Property Development
  • The acquisition of Freehold buildings by tenants and extension of lease terms
  • Advice on general property and land issues

For further information please contact Verity Fytche at vjf@dwlaw-online.com or  01892 601043 or Mark Williams at mrw@dwlaw-online.com or 01892 601003

WILLS AND INHERITANCE TAX

Not everybody has the foresight to make a Will to ensure that their wishes are carried out when they die.  Wills also remove the need for your bereaved relatives to make difficult decisions at a very stressful time.
Donaldson West offers a bespoke Will service designed to fulfil your particular aims and objectives.  We can also help you with tax planning to reduce or eliminate inheritance tax which may have to be paid on your death.
For further information please contact Pauline Donaldson ped@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601 005; or Sarah Hockey on sjh@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601047; or Tracy Sales – tms@dwlaw-online.com – 01892 601 008

TRUST AND ESTATE PLANNING

Donaldson West's team of highly experienced solicitors are able to offer objective advice on estate planning issues.  Estate planning strategies may be adopted during your lifetime or through the execution of a tax efficient Will.
We offer inheritance tax advice to minimise the potential impact of inheritance tax on your estate.  There may be scope to pass some of you wealth or excess income down to the next generation or to your ultimate beneficiaries in a tax efficient way that will minimise your eventual inheritance tax liability.
For further information please contact Pauline Donaldson on ped@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601 005; or Sarah Hockey on sjh@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601047; or Tracy Sales – tms@dwlaw-online.com – 01892 601 008

PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES

The administration of an estate can be complicated and an unnecessary burden for your family.
Donaldson West's solicitors have many years of experience and can advise on the law and procedures involved in this process.  Our ability to create close working relationships with our clients by understanding their needs enables us to aid your personal representative in completing the administration of your estate quickly and efficiently.
For further information please contact Pauline Donaldson on ped@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601 005  or Sarah Hockey on sjh@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601047; or Tracy Sales – tms@dwlaw-online.com – 01892 601 008

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTIES

Donaldson West are experienced in dealing with the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Receiver, now known as a Deputy, for vulnerable individuals without an Attorney.  We can also act as a professional Deputy in the absence of a suitable candidate.
Our clear advice, thinking and experience in understanding our clients' needs has established our reputation in this area as a firm to trust.
For further information please contact Pauline Donaldson on ped@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601 005.

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

The law relating to Powers of Attorney has changed considerably since October 2007 and the new law increases the range of decisions that you can authorise others to make on your behalf.  The documentation required to appoint an attorney is very detailed and requires certification and registration with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Donaldson West specialises in helping vulnerable people and can offer specialist advice on the operation, registration and implementation of Lasting Powers of Attorney.
 For further information please contact Pauline Donaldson ped@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601 005.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

Donaldson West act for buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants; dealing with acquisitions and disposals of shops, offices, warehouses and all other types of business premises.
We also deal with drafting and negotiating new leases and renewing and terminating existing agreements together with the execution and preparation of option agreements and rights of pre-emption. 
For further information please contact Roy Willis at rw@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601 028.

SMALL BUSINESS SALES AND PURCHASES

Donaldson West act for;

  • sole traders; limited companies; and/or
  • partnerships in dealing with the sales of their businesses (by way of asset sales or share sales) and the purchase of businesses alike.

We also advise on commercial contracts and liquor licensing.

For further information please contact Roy Willis at rw@dwlaw-online.com or on 01892 601 028.