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We work really hard for our clients. But don’t take our word for it, call us to find out more. We promise to make a difference.

Our team of lawyers provide expert help with the following specialist areas for you.

You will want a personal, caring and professional approach to your specific needs and requirements. Clients come to us because, not only do they know they will get expert advice and support, but they know we will care and listen to them.

We offer expertise to enable you to make future plans for yourself through your Will and if appropriate a Lasting Power of Attorney.  This can also include tax planning to enable you to take action to minimise future Inheritance Tax liability.

We also provide support and expertise to families when someone dies, dealing with the administration of estates at that very difficult time. There may also be times when disputes arise over people’s estates or Wills and we can also help to resolve these for you. 

In particular as people become more elderly, their ability (or sometimes, just their desire) to manage their affairs can decline and we can provide sensitive and understanding advice and support to individuals and their families.   All our team members who advise elderly clients and their families are “Dementia Friends” and therefore have that greater understanding of the issues that they face.

Our “Tax and Estate” team provide this service and they are trained to help you through what can be a difficult time.

You will want accurate and honest advice, not just an explanation of the rules and options and we will do all we can to make your plans and actions easier for you.

We now have three offices providing clients with easy access to our solicitors in Canterbury, Maidstone and Tenterden.

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We are ranked as a leading firm in the independent legal directory, Legal 500.

We are also ranked as a leading firm for our Private Client work in Chambers 2017 ( "They have attracted some very lucrative clients and are known to provide them with an effective service." )

    

 

Our promise to you

Our promise to you:

  • Accurate, professional advice at an affordable and realistic price
  • We will help you focus on what’s best for you
  • Our aim is for you to achieve your goals within the best possible time
  • We will explain things using clear non-technical language
  • We will provide you with a clear and straightforward pricing structure
Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS)

Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS)

We are delighted to be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). Being a member of WIQS demonstrates that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice to consumers.  All members of our “Tax and Estate” team are WIQS accredited.   Please see our client charter for the benefits of using a WIQS accredited firm.

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The best law firm I have dealt with over many years.
I came across your company as an attorney for my cousins Powers of Attorney and dealt with Kirsty Brown. I was most impressed with her professionalism and patience when dealing with my 86 year old cousin who is in poor health. Therefore when my wife and I decided to change our Wills we had no hesita...
Hannah was very professional and conscientious throughout the process of writing my will explaining everything as she went clearly and concisely. I would highly recommend her service.
We needed a codicil to our previous wills and used Whitehead Monckton because it was a respected local firm in Tenterden. We were very satisfied with the services received and when we decided to update our wills, had no hesitation in choosing to use them again. The new premises are excellent, conven...
With all our children having left home, the time had come to update our Wills. Although we had not needed Whitehead Monckton's services since our last house move 15 years or so ago, a telephone call to your Tenterden Office was received in a friendly and welcoming way and a meeting with Richard...
The staff were very helpful and explained everything very clearly and were customer friendly. Stephen Beck had a friendly manner and explained the whole process etc very clearly. This is the second time I have used this firm and I would do so again.
I was completely satisfied with advice and help given and the friendly and courteous attitude of all members of staff and Mr. Warman
It's vital to plan ahead and to have the right advice when arranging your affairs. We were very happy with the advice we received, which was thorough, specifically targeted to our circumstances and delivered authoritatively but sensitively.
Excellent service from everyone at your firm. Nothing was too much trouble to explain and everything was done is a timely and courteous manner. Would recommend your services without hesitation.
I would like to place on record my appreciation of the excellent way your firm dealt with the Application for Grant of Probate on my late wife's estate.  All procedures and points arising were thoroughly explained at the time and the work was completed expertly, quickly and at a reasonable ...
Edward Longden
Thank you for the prompt and professional way you handled this matter.  I will have no hesitation in using your services again should the need arise, or recommending your firm to family and friends.
Elaine Stewart
Thank you for an excellent service.  Everyone I met was helpful, courteous and prompt and a credit to the firm.  All was concluded quickly and it was a pleasure dealing with you.
I dealt with James Woods who was nothing short of brilliant. Lisa Allbutt dealt with the conveyancing & was efficient & approachable. The reception staff were always cheerful & courteous.  Whitehead Monckton is, without doubt, the best out there. 
Thank you for the professionalism demonstrated in your handling of the administration of the estate and of which we are very satisfied.
With many thanks for your efficient administration of the estate.
Rachel, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
When I embarked on the project of sorting out my will and the other matters, I did not really expect the process to be so positive, so I have to thank you for the fact that everything was so straightforward and indeed rather enjoyable. It is a relief not to have to worry about such things any more.&...
Suzanne Head
I really must congratulate you on the precise and thorough way in which you have, from start to finish, carried out the handling of the estate, and also for the courteous way in which you have dealt with all my queries. I am quite sure that you have added distinction to the already high reputation o...
Alan Pickett
I would like to thank you and the other partners (past and present) who have done such an excellent job managing this trust over the years. 
David Chantler
We would like to testify that we have had excellent and prompt service from our lawyer, Mr Garry Warman at Whitehead Monckton. He managed the arrangement of power of attorney and our Wills with the greatest consideration and care.
You were very helpful and I really appreciate everything you have done for me. I look forward to seeing you in Canterbury.
We were extremely satisfied with the way you dealt with our Will arrangements recently. You listened intently to what we wanted to achieve in replacing our existing Wills.  Your professionalism and knowledge in advising us, gave us complete confidence in your abilities to produce our new Wills....
The advice I was given was precise, and clear explanations given as required. In addition the process was completed within a week as requested by me and at no additional cost. I have no hesitation in recommending the Tax and Estate Planning department of Whitehead Monckton. 
We thank you very much for all of your help and advice in drawing up these Lasting Powers of Attorney. Until we consulted you regarding drawing up our Wills and you suggested putting Lasting Powers of Attorney we had not even heard of this and I must admit that initially undertaking this seemed rath...
Mr and Mrs B G Thompson
I would like to thank you for your invaluable help and advice over the last 16 months.  I wish you every success and all my very best wishes.
Thank you very much for looking after our requirements most professionally and with such a pleasing manner.
I would like to thank you for the work you did for me and my brother, Stuart.  We appreciate all of the time and care that you gave both of us. I would recommend your solicitors to anybody that needed a solicitor.
Valerie Martin Gay
Thank you for your wonderful service you gave Fred and myself, you were there on the end of the telephone if we had any queries. I would also like to thank your secretary, Colleen, as she was very kind with advice if we needed it.
Maggie Thorogood
This whole situation was a shock and, due to the logistics, a nightmare for us to deal with. Having had just that one meeting with Garry, he took absolutely everything on board and led us through every step of the way, superbly.   Simply they made our journey a pleasant one.  
Keith Anthony Hayward , Southend
Absolutely delighted at the level of service I received recently.  I had an extremely urgent probate to obtain and it was delivered before I thought possible.   I was always dealt with professionally and efficiently.  Well done.  Good job! 
Richard Board

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