Edward Vidnes

Partner & WKTL Director

Capacity, Care and Court of Protection | Compensation Protection | Wills, Trusts and Estates

About Edward

Edward is a partner in our Private Client team. He joined RWK Goodman in September 2013 and specialises in Wills, estate planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney as well as elderly and incapacity issues such as Deputyships and Personal Injury Trust matters.

Edward previously worked for 10 years at Bath firm, Burningham & Brown, dealing with all aspects of private client law, from the drafting of Wills, the administration of estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications.

Edward’s skills and experience include:

  • all aspects of Will drafting
  • estate planning and administration (including lifetime gifts and inheritance issues)
  • varying the distribution of an estate
  • applications for probate, including both Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Inheritance Tax Reliefs
  • advising of appropriate Powers of Attorney including Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • Deputyship applications and management

Memberships

  • Edward is a student member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) having gained a distinction in STEP’s Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation.
  • Solicitors for the Elderly

Learn more about Edward's areas of expertise

Compensation Protection
When someone close to you suffers a life-changing injury as a result of negligence, and receives a large compensation award, we can help administer the funds to meet their complex needs.
Estate administration
If you’ve been named as the executor of an estate, or you are involved in estate administration, you can find yourself facing lots of issues you’ve never had to deal with before. We’re here to offer professional advice and support.
LPA
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
LPAs are the only way you can choose and appoint in advance someone to legally make decisions for you tailored to your particular circumstances.
Obtaining probate
If you are named as an executor, obtaining probate will usually be part one of the first things you have to do. We can help to ease this burden at what may be a difficult and emotional time by helping you to get this first stage completed.
Probate and estate administration
As expert probate solicitors, we can help you to understand the many complex layers of being an executor and help you deliver on your responsibilities in a sensitive and financially efficient way.
Tax and Trusts
Whatever your stage of life, and however you plan to manage your estate, we can put in place tax and trust structures to suit your immediate and future needs.
Updating your Will
With a Will in place, you can be confident that your assets will go to the people you intended – without leaving them any unnecessary burdens, worries, or unwanted surprises.
Will writing solicitors
With a Will in place, you can be confident that your assets will go to the people you intended – without leaving them any unnecessary burdens, worries, or unwanted surprises.

"I would highly recommend Edward Vidnes - he was efficient, helpful and made a stressful situation easy! Many thanks to him."

RWK Goodman client