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Are you looking to execute a will following a bereavement, or are you wanting to plan for the future and protect your assets?

Miah Law can help! Our team of experts specialise in all matters related to wills, trusts and probate including will writing, property trusts, charitable gifts and donations, inheritance tax planning through to issues such as intestacy and contested wills, trusts and probate.

We do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach and we always meet our clients in person to discuss their specific needs, at our office, or if you prefer, in the comfort of your own home.

  • Wills
  • Probate and administration of estates
  • Trusts
  • Tax and succession planning
  • Lasting powers of attorney for individuals and businesses
  • Deputyship and Court of Protection

Islamic Wills

‘It is the duty of every Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a Will about it.’

-Sahih al-Bukhari

The team at Miah Law can also assist you with Islamic Wills. The main difference Islamic Wills and standard Wills is that Muslims are required to follow pre-determined Islamic rules in terms of how their assets should be shared between loved ones and those related to them.

We are firm of choice for Muslims across the UK, working closely with Mosques, Islamic Centres and other institutions.

A survey commissioned by The National Will Register showed that two-thirds of UK adults did not know where to find their parents’ Will or if they had made one at all.

If a Will can’t be found after your death then your assets will be distributed in accordance with the intestacy rules, not necessarily in the way you would have wished.

At Miah Law, any new Wills written will be registered on The National Will Register.

The National Will Register is the UK’s Will Registration and Will Search Service with over 10 million Wills in the system. It exists to ensure no Will is left unknown or untraced at the time it is needed.

Your Will stays safely with Miah Law. The Wills Register does not store a copy of your Will or disclose that you have a Will or that it is registered. However, if so some reason in the future, your executors, beneficiaries, or family cannot find your Will or forget where the original was written and stored, they can search for it. Their search enquiry is then sent to the solicitor where the Will is registered.

Only when the solicitor is happy that the searcher is an Executor or beneficiary, and can provide a death certificate, will the Will be discussed.

The Will Search Service is proven to reduce the risk of distributing an estate during probate on an assumed intestacy basis or when a Will or later Will may exist. There are many reasons why a Will may have been forgotten about, maliciously destroyed, or where an unknown later copy exists.

The National Will Register is endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

Don’t put off making your Will. Make an appointment today to speak to Hafiza Begum, Wills and & Probate Fee Earner by emailing hbegum@miahlaw.co.uk or call 0113 350 3007.

Please note that VAT is charged at 20% on all fees.

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