How LCS Can
We offer you a range of expertise and experience in Will writing, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and a vast range of other professional legal services. Our service is friendly, affordable and sensitive to your individual needs. Our national team of advisors can visit you at home, or if you are based in Devon, you are welcome to arrange a meeting at our offices in Dawlish or Newton Abbot.
Legal & Contract Services Ltd (LCS) was founded in 1990 by our Managing Director Timothy Clegg. Originally LCS provided small claims support and business advice to small businesses. It became evident that there was a demand for Estate Planning services and the business moved from Farnborough, Hampshire to Exeter in Devon. This is where the company became incorporated on 13th January 2003.
LCS has grown steadily over the years with our client base increasing to in excess of 40,000 and covers most counties from Cornwall to Tyne and Wear.
The core business specialises in Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Asset Protection, Funeral Plans and Estate Administration. In addition, we provide Document Drafting services to IFAs, Accountants, Will Writers and Estate Planning professionals. The latest service to be introduced to LCS is a Private Client Small Claims advisory service which can support anyone with a small claim or needing advice on a particular problem.
LCS employs around 20 staff, with the Legal Department being managed by Susan Gould who is a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in the administration of deceased estates. The Operations Department is headed by Rosemary Clegg – our Operations Director.
The company is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Paralegals and we carry £5 million Professional Indemnity Insurance. Most of our Continued Professional Development is provided by Central Law Training to ensure our staff are always up to date with changes and updates to the services we provide.
Legal & Contract Services Ltd believe we can deliver a better, more cost-effective range of services than any competitor elsewhere!
Our services provide you with peace of mind and reassurance about what will happen after you die by ensuring that you have made appropriate provision through a legally valid and properly drafted Will.
We support local charities
Legal & Contract Services Ltd as an organisation feels strongly about supporting local charities and doing our bit to give back to society. We are proud to have been supporting Lily’s Charity, Cats Protection, The Salvation Army, Age UK Exeter, and St. Petrocks for a number of years.
A Property Trust, comes in to effect upon death provides an ongoing home for someone after your death.
This allows you to make provision for a person who is unable to manage their own inheritance.
Probate is the validation of a Will by the Court which then gives authorisation to your executors to deal with your affairs.
Executor is a person or persons appointed by the Will to deal with the affairs of the deceased.
It is your Executor’s responsibility to ensure your estate is distributed to your beneficiaries according to your wishes.