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Liora Torn-Hibler
Head of Private Client

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Solicitor - Admitted
June 2, 2008

Practice Areas

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Liora’s expertise lies in the areas of Private Client work;

  • Probate & Administration of Estates,
    • Dealing with the legal and practical aspects of the Administration
    • Preparing estate accounts of all sizes and every degree of complexity
    • Advising and dealing with multi-jurisdictional issues
    • Dealing with HMRC reporting obligations and other compliance requirements
  • Estate planning for Cross-Border individuals
    • Non-dom & Inheritance Tax
    • Understanding the concepts of Residency and Domicile
    • Succession planning, liaising with overseas lawyers to ensure appropriate testamentary documentation dealing with their non-UK assets are in place
  • Probate/Will Disputes,
    • Claims against Executors/Trustees
    • Claims relating to the validity of a Will
    • Disappointed beneficiary claims (Provision for Family & Dependents Act 1975
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
    • Allows you to nominate someone to make decisions on your behalf should you lack capacity
    • Ensure your wishes are carried out by someone you trust.
  • Deputyships Order & Court of Protection work;
    • If a person becomes incapable of running their own affairs, with LPA in place, the Court of Protection will need to establish what is in someone’s best interests.
    • Assisting with all applications to the Court, including for the appointment of Deputies.
    • Applying for approving overseas orders.
    • Advising and assisting Deputies in connection with their duties and responsibilities
  • Tailor-made Wills.
    • Make your wishes known and take control
    • Avoid intestacy, where the government can decide who inherits
    • Variation of Wills / Intestacy.

We offer legal advice and services in a wide range of areas, including Inheritance Tax and succession planning whilst ensuring that we produce the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our private client team are trained in a variety of area and provide both sympathetic and detailed professional advice. Our reputation rests on dedicated, specialist legal advice and service provided.

Headed by Private Client partner, Liora Torn-Hibler, followed her BA and MA (cum laude) degree, with LLB qualification as a solicitor in the UK.

Liora has a special interest and ample knowledge in cross border UK-Israel Estate Planning and complex Will drafting, working alongside with Israeli clients. She takes the time to understand her clients’ circumstances, understand their particular needs and create tailored analysis and solution to meet her clients’ aims.

Liora’s clients include high net worth individuals, international investors (focus on Israelis), beneficiaries.

Liora has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Contentious Probate and has successfully acted for clients who wish to dispute the terms of a Will, the execution of the Will or the distribution of the Estate, working closely with Berlad Graham’s Raanan Berlad.

Liora was a co-founder and Chair of the Israeli Business Club in London and is prominent in the Israeli community. Based in Hampstead, she divides her time between Zurich, Tel Aviv, and London, with no interruption in her work. Liora speaks English, Hebrew and Romanian.

Testimonials
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We would like to thank you for your dedicated and professional service concerning our late mother’s Will.

The case was complex given the different jurisdictions involved as well as the global pandemic. Despite the difficulties you have been able to achieve our objective. Throughout the process we felt we could trust you, consult with you as you were always available. We are confident that your clients will receive the best service they could have hoped for and will benefit from a highly professional service. The Katz family
Feedback on Liora from a client on May 13, 2021

It has been a genuine pleasure using Berlad Graham while purchasing my own property and subsequently my Mother's property

Claire and Laura have answered any query promptly, and often well outside normal office hours, which has made the legal side of the property purchases so much easier. We have also been kept informed on progress very regularly which alleviates a lot of the stress house moving can present. I fully recommend using for legal issues, and I will certainly use Berlad Graham for any future legal requirements. Lewis Sharman
Feedback on Liora from a client on March 2, 2021

I would like to thank you for your dedicated, thorough and excellent service. 

Despite the world being in turmoil you have managed to resolve the issues in hand and complete the required tasks.  You have been empathetic, professional and have given me a great personal service. I will not hesitate to highly recommend you. Irit Nir - Israel 
Feedback on Liora from a client on March 1, 2021

I would highly recommend Liora to anyone who needs legal services

I would like to express my gratitude to Liora Torn-Hibler, of Berlad Graham, who provided exceptional service to me in applying for Probate and Administering an Estate.  It was a complicated matter as the deceased was not domiciled in the UK and there were several complex legal, financial and procedural issues, and some multi-jurisdictional aspects between the UK and Israel.Liora’s expertise was crucial to reducing a potential tax liability and ensuring the Estate was handled correctly.  Throughout the case, Liora made sure to keep me up-to-date on every development, clearly presenting the options I was facing and helping me make the right decisions. In addition, Liora was sensitive, dedicated and caring beyond expectation.I would highly recommend Liora, and Berlad Graham, to anyone who needs legal services. Amnon Rapoport, modiin, Israel

Feedback on Liora from a client on January 22, 2020

I was very happy and grateful with the guidance and service that I received from Liora and Raanan

I was very happy and grateful with the guidance and service that I received from Liora and Raanan, during the complicated and stressful process regarding inheritance tax on my late father's estate. I would definitely recommend them!  Michelle Woolf

Please contact Raanan on

raanan.berlad@berladgrahamllp.com +44 (0) 1895 457474
+44 (0) 1895 590 222
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Please contact Liora on

liora.torn-hibler@berladgrahamllp.com +44 (0) 1895 457474
+44 (0) 1895 590 222
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Feedback on Liora from a client on September 3, 2019

I cannot recommend Liora more highly

I cannot recommend Liora more highly.  She recently produced a will for me and I feel compelled to feedback how good a service I received from her.  She handled my case in an extremely sensitive and compassionate manner. She went through my case in fine detail, and explained all my options clearly and concisely.  She took the time to fully understand the complexities of my situation giving her the ability to provide a very bespoke will that met my needs perfectly.  She was extremely efficient in her work, turning around any questions and follow up without delay.  She is a true professional in her field, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone else. Moran Drucker
Feedback on Liora from a client on September 20, 2018

I truly felt that she handled the case with full care, beyond my expectations

Following the preparation of a Will which have just completed, I would like to personally thank Mrs. Liora Torn-Hibler for the service level and professionalism I have experienced. The process was not easy since I am not located in England. Nevertheless, Liora was available for me in an impressive cycle time without compromising the quality of work. I truly felt that she handled the case with full care, beyond my expectations. Mrs. Torn-Hibler addressed all the complex issues with excellent advice and strategy. I was completely satisfied with the result. I would like to express my thanks to Mrs. Torn-Hibler and with no doubt recommend her as a dedicated and serious consultant. Assaf Dvir
Feedback on Liora from a client on August 15, 2018

I could not recommend Liora highly enough

I have had the pleasure of working with Liora Torn-Hibler recently on the drafting of my Will and I could not recommend Liora highly enough.  Whilst I've been intending to draft a Will for some time, it was only through discussion with Liora that I realised the complexities around wills in general and realised just how critical it was to have one in place sooner rather than later, particularly as a mother to very young children.The drafting of a Will takes thought and consideration and may be a mentally & emotionally challenging process. However, Liora guided me through it with exceptional professionalism and sensitivity. She was informative and transparent as to what was involved from a legal perspective, she highlighted elements that were worth considering and was always available to discuss and address any concerns I had, leaving no stone unturned.Liora is passionate about what she does and is dedicated to providing first-class legal service. I am grateful to her for her time and support throughout the process. Rebecca Mercer-Eloff
Feedback on Liora from a client on August 7, 2018

Your uncompromising professionalism, care, availability, accuracy and reliability is a real asset

Liora, thank you so much, your uncompromising professionalism, care, availability, accuracy and reliability is a real asset, a real gift in general and certainly as a lawyer!  Now, of course, you also made sure you sent everything in order, including a summary letter. Only after doing this process with an attorney do you understand how dangerous and ineffective it may be to try to do it alone!! We are very grateful and recommending you to all.  Shachaf Vainer Eytan
Feedback on Liora from a client on July 25, 2018

Liora’s service was outstanding

Liora Torn-Hibler of Berlad Graham LLP recently acted for me in the creation of joints Wills.  Liora’s service was outstanding, she was very professional in her approach and the way she dealt with our matter.  Liora deserves a lot of credit for her work and I would be happy to recommend her to others.  Dean Brodesky
Feedback on Liora from a client on February 20, 2018