Convenient central location…

in Beaconsfield New Town.

Free home visits

for elderly clients or clients with mobility problems.

Green Office Policy

At Michael Brough and Cohen we have a policy of environmentalism.

This includes recycling 100% of our paper waste and toner cartridges. We use energy-efficient lighting, and almost ALL our stationery is from recycled sources. We walk to local appointments where practical and turn off office machinery when it is not in use.

Wills and Probate

When someone dies it can be a very difficult time for those close to the deceased. Making a Will can make certain aspects easier for your loved ones when you have passed away.

Michael Brough and Cohen Solicitors, a long-established Beaconsfield law firm, are here to offer expert independent legal advice on a range of related matters. These include Wills & Probate, Grant Of Representation, Inheritance Tax, (formerly known as Death Duties) and Capital Gains Tax.

When someone dies without making a Will, it is called dying ‘intestate’. In such cases their ‘estate’ – their money, property and possessions – are divided up according to statutory rules. These rules are complex, and may not necessarily reflect that person’s wishes for what should happen to their estate when they have passed away.

A Will is a legally binding document stipulating how you wish your estate to be divided up after your death. It can be changed at any time according to your circumstances, so should be reviewed from time to time.


In your Will you can state whether you want to be buried or cremated, and you can choose your ‘executor’. This is the person who will deal with your estate and any other wishes laid down in your Will.

They will need to apply for Probate in order to be awarded a Grant Of Representation. This is a document legally entitling the executor to dispose of the estate in accordance with the Will. They must also work out whether the estate is liable to Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains Tax.

All of this can be very complex and many people wisely seek the professional help of a solicitor at this time. This is where Michael Brough and Cohen can help.


Please see our Inheritance Tax/Planning page for additional guidance.

Why not contact us for a free written quote, or arrange an appointment to review your individual circumstances.

Call 01753 524048 or email us with any enquiry

Please ask about home visits for elderly clients.