Some of the advantages of using Flackwoods are our open and competitive time and cost estimates and being able to speak to your solicitor when you want to. We are recognised as a modern and friendly firm dedicated to our clients and their requirements. Our principal solicitor, Ian Flack, is a qualified Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP) ensuring expert and professional advice for our clients in this niche area of law.

The time to make or review your Will often coincides with a new partnership, starting a family, retirement or a family bereavement.

Serviced Areas

  • Horsham, Crawley, Southwater, West Sussex, Sussex

Contact Details

  City Horsham
  Postcode RH13 9LA
  Address 22 Lintot Square
  Phone Number 014 0373 8777

Products & Services

Making a will at Flackwoods Solicitors (“Flackwoods”) ensures that you make an informed and reasoned decision as to how to provide for your family and friends following your death. In the absence of a will, detailed rules on succession known as intestacy rules apply. These rules may be wholly inappropriate in your case.

We can advise you on Trusts that can help minimise liability to inheritance tax, protect individuals and business from financial worries and to avoid impacts on benefits as well as other uses.

They can be set up either within a Will or during your lifetime. Whether you are a Trustee, a potential beneficiary of a Trust or you simply want to consider all your options for estate planning we have a specialist team of advisers to help you.

Trusts are more than a means of preserving family assets for future generations: a trust is also a highly efficient tax planning mechanism which can be used to mitigate or defer inheritance, capital gains and income taxes.

An EPA which is correctly executed before October 2007 continues to be valid to authorise for one or more persons to act on your behalf in relation to all or some of your property and financial affairs subject to any restrictions or conditions that you may impose. The power continues even if you lose mental capacity to handle your own property or financial affairs.

Customer Testimonials

I just wanted to say a big thanks to Ian at Flackwoods Solicitors for helping my father with his estate planning. Ian was very good at filling in the gaps and making it easy for us to understand what needed to be done and also was very efficient at having the documentation read in a short time frame.

Ian was amazing - he turned around our application for probate in a matter of days - I could not believe how quickly he got it through. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Simple advice which I could understand, cleanly presented and in a friendly way. A very pleasant experience. Thank You Ian.

Extremely kind, patient and helpful experience dealing with Flackwoods with what would otherwise have been a baffling legal situation. Throughout the process everything was made very clear and I have been left feeling confident that my affairs are in good order thanks to Flackwoods excellent guidance.

Flackwoods delivered a first class service updating our Wills and setting up LPA's. Ian made the whole process very straight forward, clearly explaining our options and allowing us plenty of time to think things through. Excellent value. Highly recommended.

We have used Flackwoods to instigate a Lasting Power of Attorney and subsequently to draw up our wills .
The whole experience was professional and quicker than expected on both occasions.
The fees are very reasonable and I would not hesitate in recommending Flackwoods to anyone including friends and family.

I was delighted with this solicitor, Ian. More helpful and straightforward than several others I came across in Horsham with will writing. Explained things clearly. I would certainly highly recommend him.

My wife and I recently used Flackwoods Solicitors for our wills and lasting powers of attorney. The process was easy thanks to the knowledge, expertise and patience of Ian Flack who explained the process and undertook all aspects of the administration efficiently and quickly.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Flackwoods.

My recent experiences with Ian at Flackwoods have been straightforward, accessible, and clear as well as being competitively priced. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

I used Ian at Flackwoods to write a will for my family following the birth of my sons. He is incredibly knowledgeable and gave some great advice. I cant recommend him highly enough.

From Our Website

We at Flackwoods specialise in legal work including Wills, Trusts, Bereavement, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Tax Planning and Care of the Elderly. Our free parking and accessible street level offices are in Southwater village centre, Horsham. We act for clients around West Sussex and beyond who enjoy efficient service.

Flackwoods Solicitors has been operating in Southwater, Horsham since 2008, providing an excellent service. We are able to see clients at weekends, in the evenings and at home by prior appointment. We regularly act for clients who live in Horsham, Billingshurst, Ashington, Haywards Heath, Cranleigh and Crawley. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and giving each client an efficient and value for money service. We are available to act quickly in emergency cases and we respond to all correspondence quickly and effectively.

The death of someone you know is often very difficult. It can be made worse by the uncertainty involved in sorting out the financial affairs of the deceased. Executors have responsibilities to be exercised properly and beneficiaries have expectations to be managed sensitively. The work needed will vary according to whether the deceased left a will or not and in either case family tax planning may be required to manage assets for existing beneficiaries and future generations so those assets are protected wherever possible.

LawConnect is the secure cloud based document management system that our firm uses that enables you to access your legal documents. You will find that the documents we share with you are organised logically into each matter we are handling for you. You can also comment on a document by clicking the Comment icon and highlighting the text you wish to comment on. This is easier than using email to comment. LawConnect will automatically send us an email notification when you have finished commenting.

Care for the elderly is a matter of reassurance, and Flackwoods are well placed to advise you in relation to this rapidly developing area of law. To alleviate the concerns of families over the provision of long-term care, there are a number of measures which can be put in place to protect assets and ensure appropriate funds will be available when needed. Planning and putting into action care of the elderly can be complicated and prone to misunderstanding. Common questions include whether care will be funded by the NHS or by the Local Authority or by a combination of the two, whether a person's house has to be sold.

In this complex and ever-changing area of law, it is crucial to keep pace to ensure the effectiveness of planning structures. Our team specialises in the strategic use of wills and trusts for UK and offshore tax planning, asset protection and succession planning in family businesses. We advise clients on mitigating inheritance tax and capital gains tax as well as the available exemptions and reliefs. The key to our longstanding success is our personal approach to providing solutions and our straightforward personal care.

A gentleman had made an Enduring Power of Attorney and had heard about a bad experience where his friend's mother had received life sustaining treatment by the hospital when it was widely known that her wishes would have been to refuse the treatment. The client is creating and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney for health & welfare in order for his son to have the authority to make such decisions on his behalf if, in the future, he is unable to make his own decisions. A widow brought in her late husband's Will which incorporates a nil rate band discretionary trust with residue to spouse.