With everything going on in the world these days and day-to-day life getting hectic again this time of year, it is easy to forget about creating or updating a will. However, the pandemic has made it abundantly clear that it's never a bad idea to prepare for the worst. 

In this video, Russell-Cooke senior associate Anouksha Patel runs through what can be done to ensure children and dependents are protected should the worst happen, including guardianship and gifts to children.

Anouksha is a senior associate solicitor in the private client team. She advises on wills, lasting powers of attorney, probates, trusts, estate planning and cross-border issues.

Anouksha advises individuals on a wide range of domestic and cross-border issues including drafting of wills incorporating trusts including business, literary and digital assets, advising on the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, administering estates and dealing with probate, advising on general estate planning particularly in relation to succession planning and wealth protection with particular focus on inheritance tax and capital gains tax advice and advising on the creation, administration and winding up of trusts.