We provide an expert private client service tailored to the individual needs of you and your family and, if you wish, we will visit you in your home.
By planning ahead, you can minimise the impact of Inheritance Tax and ensure that your wishes are carried out.
We make the effort to get to know you and your financial and personal situation so that we can advise effectively on the following:
- Trusts – setting up, administration, and tax implications
- Probate and administration of estates, including post-death Inheritance Tax planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work
- Advice to the elderly client
- Disputed Wills and Estates
We can help you plan effectively for your future and arrange your affairs so that your loved ones are clear about your wishes should you become ill or incapacitated.
As well as achieving possible reductions in Inheritance Tax payments, professional advice brings you and your family the reassurance of knowing that your affairs are in order should you face the unexpected.
Emma kindly came to my home. I was very satisfied with the manner in which she dealt with my will. She was personable, knowledgeable and competent. Altogether, a faultless service.
SM June 2023
The Pickerings Team were always on hand to support my husband and I through the process of sorting our wills out. They were polite, professional and easy to work with. Translating legal language into ours meant that I walked away comforted that my family would be treated well if and when they need to open the wills up! Thank you.
We found Pickering's solicitors the perfect solution for our joint wills. Our needs were fully understood' - Gary and Thelma Morley
Our team is recognised in The Legal 500 2024, a directory of leading law firms:
Recommended in The Legal 500 2024
Under the leadership of Emma Harrison, the excellent team provides a 'very personal and caring service' at Pickerings Solicitors. It advises many business owners, landowners and high-net-worth individuals on a whole host of trusts, estate planning, succession planning and asset protection matters. Lucy Cooling, who is a member of STEP and of the SFE, is a key figure. Marie Tisdale is another name to note.
‘I would recommend them for their seamlessness of communication, focus on customer detail and building personal relationships that are supportive and professional. I would particularly like to mention Emma Harrison for her professionalism, enthusiasm and attention to detail’.
‘The team comprises a number of talented & competent lawyers who overall provide a great service to their clients. I would say that the practice is the best in the North Birmingham/North Warwickshire region & bears comparison with the best of the Birmingham City Centre practices’.
‘Lucy Cooling is an excellent private client lawyer, experienced, extremely competent, & excellent with clients’.
Recommended in The Legal 500 2023
Emma Harrison heads the department at Pickerings Solicitors, praised as ‘extremely professional, it leaves no stone unturned’. Lucy Cooling is a member of STEP and the SFE and regularly advises individuals on inheritance tax and capital gains tax matters, estate planning, and the preservation of wealth through will and trust arrangements. Marie Tisdale holds a STEP diploma and has particular expertise in dealing with agricultural estates.
‘Emma Harrison has brought both skill and compassion to help us with some complex and significant legal issues we have been facing’.
‘I strongly believe that the firm’s greatest strength is its client focus. From the first call to the ongoing relationship with our solicitor, we are always treated with warmth, sincerity, and prompt replies to all queries. In addition, the staff uses its expertise to make relevant and supportive suggestions about the best course of action’.
‘I would like to mention and praise Emma Harrison for her work, her support and her enthusiasm for her role. Nothing has ever been a problem for her and she has been there for us in times of calm as well as emotional upset. Her professional, positive attitude has been consistent over the years that we have known her and the support and advice we have received has always been timely, relevant, and appropriate. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and her team to others’.