Our Private Client team in our Cardiff office stood together

Private Client

Nobody likes to imagine a future without a loved one. It’s scary to think about and even harder to talk about, but our wills, trusts and probate lawyers can help ease some of the burden. We draft wills, set up trusts, advise in connection with the mitigation of tax liabilities and administer estates.

Meet the team

Our experience

As a top 60 UK law firm, we are one of the most respected legal firms in the country. We pride ourselves on delivering our legal advice at the highest standard and in a client friendly manner. Our team breaks down difficult to understand structures or complex situations to make them as easy as possible to understand.

Many members of our team hold the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners qualification and are part of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers. Private family charitable trusts is a growing area of advice and we also help an increasing number of clients to manage international assets.


One of our private client team talking to a client in our Cardiff office

Our clients

We help people from all walks of life. Whether you have a simple estate with no inheritance tax implications, or a multimillion-pound estate with lots of complex requirements, we can make sure your wishes are fulfilled. Our expertise is international, so we can help wherever you are.

Managing the legal affairs of others can be complex. We have a specialist team who look after the legal requirements of vulnerable clients, including their capacity to instruct us to act for them.

Through our Wills at Work service, we help companies to remove the complications of will and lasting power of attorney drafting for their staff, providing the employee and the employer with the confidence that their future is planned and considered.


Our Private Wealth sector

Clients who have built a significant assets base may face a complex legal and tax landscape. Our experts, who cover a range of legal disciplines, are on hand to provide specialist legal guidance and support to help individuals, their families, trustees and family offices.

Services from our Private Wealth team
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Nexus – Protecting your wealth and your future

We understand that managing your legal and tax affairs can be complicated. Keeping yourself up to date with matters which might have an impact on your own circumstances is important and this is why we’ve created Nexus, our brand-new publication for private wealth clients.

Full of articles and insight on wealth protection and planning, Nexus focuses on key issues affecting private individuals with more complex wealth matters.


Nexus – Edition two

Recognition of our work

Hear what our clients say about us

Lucy has recently drawn up LPAs and wills on behalf of me and my wife Joy.

Throughout she was extremely professional, very personable and explained the unfamiliar complexities of legal jargon in layman’s language, crafted in our best interest.

Lucy is a first class ambassador for your firm and henceforth our default setting for legal assistance. Thank you.

Client Testimonial LPA and Will Drafting

Georgia has been nothing shy of brilliant in terms of keeping me and my brother up to date with all matters – responding efficiently and providing guidance. The work needed to be exceptional and completed professionally and with pace. Georgia delivered that and more.

I value her expertise, she is an asset to the firm and one I will keep in mind for future opportunities.

Client Probate and Land Registry Updates

It has been really reassuring to have your help and professional expertise to take us through the process of resolving the trusts our Dad had set up. You explained everything clearly and enabled us to choose the right solution. You and everyone we engaged with at HCR have consistently been highly professional, caring and supportive.

Client Advice on Trusts

I’ve received a first-class service from HCR’s Private Client team.

I’m exceptionally pleased with the work that has been carried out for me.

Mrs S Estate Administration

I wanted to write and thank you for what you did today. I think you must have the patience of a saint!

I am amazed, to be honest, that you managed to lead this task to a conclusion, I doubted the possibility of it for quite a while!

Client Lasting Power of Attorney

Thank you so much for your helpful advice and for the amazing kindness that you are showing towards me – for which I am so grateful for.

Thank you.

Client Financial abuse

I am so happy with the way in which you handled matters right from the start.

Life is so much easier for me now.

Mr E Lasting Power of Attorney

It’s been a great reassurance to have such expert and reliable help.

Client Older and Vulnerable People

I found Tonina was most approachable and prompt to answer calls.

Client Will, Trusts & Estates

Lauren came to hospital to assist me with getting my will in place. Thank goodness for Lauren, she attended to me with fully drawn-up papers within 24 hours of my instruction, which I was so grateful for as my health was declining fast.

Mrs C Wills & Power of Attorney

I was very impressed with Lauren’s enthusiasm for her work, her professionalism and knowledge of law. She also shows a pragmatism that belies her age. In short, she is a credit to HCR.

Mr K Will, Trusts & Estates

I have never had the pleasure of working with a solicitor so responsive, clear, practical and on top of everything. Thank you for that.

Mr Glynn Probate

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