Private Client

Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a useful document, allowing an individual to choose another trusted person to manage their affairs in the event of absence, or loss of legal capacity. Murray Snell can put in place a Power of Attorney for a short period to cover management of affairs while there is a short-term difficulty, or a Continuing Financial & Welfare Power of Attorney which would allow your chosen individuals to act in the event of a decline or loss of legal capacity. Age and infirmity can bring about the need for a Power of Attorney, but in the event of accident or unforeseen events, Powers of Attorney can be used to deal with the ongoing administration of your affairs. Having a Power of Attorney document enables your choice of appointed person and avoids the need to apply to the Courts for a Guardian which is a more expensive and complex procedure.

We will discuss the nature and extent of any Power of Attorney and the consequences of your decisions, and when to bring the Power of Attorney in to use in line with your wishes.


Making a Will is a vital step to ensure that your wishes are followed, and to protect and manage your property and assets for the benefit of your family or friends, on death.

Murray Snell have long experience in advising clients on the terms and effect of their wishes, to try and ensure that full and appropriate terms are reflected in documentation.

Having a Will is the best way to avoid unnecessary anxiety or complexity for your family or beneficiaries at a time of distress, avoiding the issues and additional expense that can arise where there is no Will in place. We will take time to review your assets and discuss your concerns and wishes fully to ensure that your Will is clear and effective.


The process of dealing with bereavement can be a stressful and difficult time, and Murray Snell have a compassionate and practical approach to dealing with executry administration. We can assist where there is a Will in place or where there has been a death without a Will (intestacy). The formalities of researching and administering an estate, obtaining Confirmation from the Court, and dealing with HM Revenue & Customs can be challenging for individuals. We aim to accompany you through the process with as much involvement as required, and deal with all matters promptly and clearly.

We aim to give full and understanding support at all points to make the process of completing the administration of an estate after death as simple as possible.