Wills and Probate
Our probate team is committed to providing our BVI domiciled clients with confidential, comprehensive advice on the preservation of family wealth and succession issues generally.
We are also experienced in advising the families of foreign domiciles and their lawyers on BVI probate and administration issues.
We advise on both contentious and non-contentious probate issues and we have expertise in the following areas:
- drafting and administration of BVI Wills;
- “fast-tracked” grants to the personal representatives of people who die domiciled in England and Wales, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and Scotland;
- grants in circumstances where there is a Will in a foreign language or there is a dispute or a potential dispute as to the validity of a Will;
- variation of Wills after death and the establishment of Will trusts; and
- reinstatement of BVIregistered companies in circumstances where the deceased is a shareholder of the company.
We understand that our clients are often concerned about confidentiality and we therefore have the utmost respect for their privacy, especially when it comes to estate and succession planning.