Practice Areas – Private Client & Succession

J.W. O’Donovan offers a personalised, hands-on approach to private clients which is sympathetic to their specific needs. Our private client service is strengthened by the depth of expertise in the firm which can be called upon when a particular issue necessitates it. Often, what initially appears as a straightforward private client matter develops into an issue that has significant taxation and commercial law implications.

We draw on a culture of teamwork which permeates throughout the firm. This provides for an efficient, quality service that distinguishes J.W. O’Donovan from other law firms.

Our private client practice provides a suite of advisory and representative services in property law, family law, succession law, estate planning, probate and administration.

Succession, Probate & Estate Planning

J.W. O’Donovan provides specialist legal and taxation advice to private clients on succession, trusts and estate planning issues to ensure the financial security and well-being of client families and dependenas in the future. Our expert team advises both domestic and International clients and is dedicated to providing a top quality personal service with a strong emphasis on meeting client’s needs, concerns and wishes at every stage of life. Together with our commercial department we provide innovative and efficient arrangements for the transfer of family businesses while making appropriate provision for those retiring and those remaining involved in the business, as well as the preservation, management and transfer of wealth.

Our services include the following:

  • Estate planning and will drafting
  • Powers of attorney including enduring powers of attorney
  • Advice to executors on duties and responsibilities
  • Dealing with tax and financial issues arising in administration of estates
  • Establishing and administering trusts for tax planning purposes
  • Advice on ward of court issues
  • Contentious trusts and probate issues
  • Estate administration and probate
  • Drafting of wills