Phillip Edkins

Phillip Edkins

Wills and Probate Manager

Contact 01202 436028

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A brief introduction

Phillip specialises in non-contentious probate work and the preparation of wills for the extensive client base at Southbourne. He is a member of STEP and until recently was a National Examiner for the STEP entrance thesis. He has often appeared on local radio in legal forums to discuss wills and probate.



  • preparation of simple and complex wills including trusts
  • advising in relation to inheritance tax and other taxation issues
  • dealing with applications for grants of representation
  • all aspects of non-contentious estate administration
  • advising in relation to Enduring Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters
  • management of financial affairs of the elderly including those with mental incapacity

In Practice

  • the estate of an elderly lady who died without a will and tracing and identifying 28 cousins entitled under the intestacy rules
  • the management of the financial affairs of a quadriplegic man (brain-damaged at birth) under the Court of Protection
  • preparing wills for a famous but now retired professional footballer and also for several ex-mayors of Bournemouth
  • winding up an estate with Swiss assets