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Writing your Will

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Are you looking for experienced solicitors to assist you with distributing your estate as you intend? 

Having a valid Will is the only way to ensure that your possessions, property, and financial assets go to the people and causes you care about after you die.

Without a Will, someone will have to apply to administer your estate – which in itself can be a complex task – and will then be compelled to divide your assets according to the statutory rules of intestacy. These rules dictate how your estate is distributed and can be extremely difficult to contest, meaning your estate may not go to the people you intend.

For example, if you and your partner are not married, they have no automatic right to inherit anything you leave behind, even if you have children together or have been cohabiting for a long time.

Our expert solicitors are highly experienced in the preparation of Wills, and can prepare a Will, which will distribute your estate as you intend, in a tax-efficient manner, irrespective of the size or complexity of your estate.

We act for clients throughout the UK and have recently opened further offices in Surbiton and Leighton Buzzard. In addition to office meetings we offer remote meetings via video conferencing software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams so can assist you wherever you are based.

If you are considering making a Will or would like to update your existing Will please call us on 0800 086 2929, email or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion with one of our solicitors.

Steps to making a Will

It is extremely important to have a valid and up to date Will at all times. Fortunately, making a Will is relatively simple, especially if you seek the help of a solicitor experienced in this area of law. The steps to making a Will are:

  • Deciding to finally get round to making your Will!
  • Making an appointment with one of our solicitors who can then talk to you about the issues you need to consider, such as who to appoint as Executors, whether you need to appoint guardians for any minor children you may have, whether you want to leave any gifts of possessions or money to specific people or charities, and finally who you would like to receive the remainder of the estate
  • Our solicitors will then send you a draft of your Will for you to read through and consider
  • When you are happy with the draft Will, our solicitors will prepare a signature copy and between you organise a time for you to attend at the office to have the Will signed and witnessed
  • Another job ticked off the list!

When should you update your Will?

As a minimum you should review your Will every five years.  In practice, it is important to amend your Will whenever you experience a significant life event, for example if you have a child or grandchild, move to a new house or add new assets to your estate, you should review your Will to see if you think it is still appropriate for you.

Cost-Effective Private Client Solicitors

Our team of private client solicitors are experts in Will preparation. Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate, we can work with colleagues from across our firm to ensure that your Will is clear and valid, and distributes your estate as you intend and in a tax-efficient way.

Our services are cost-effective and competitive, and we will always give you a clear indication of our charges. We are happy to provide one-off advice at certain points of the legal process or on particular areas of concern as they arise.

An experienced solicitor is happy to have an initial consultation with you, free of charge, to discuss your situation in more detail. Once we understand your circumstances better, we can provide you with a clearer understanding of how we can help you.  We will also provide you with a price quotation and a choice of funding methods at the outset.

Make a Free Enquiry

Our enquiry lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call 0800 086 2929, email or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion with one of our experienced solicitors.

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    Meg Wilton

    Chartered Legal Executive
    Private Client

    “I wanted to have a new Will written up and Meg was recommended to me so I duly contacted Meg. I was pleased with the initial consultation with her where she took time to diligently understand my desired intentions and subsequently supplied me with a draft Will for review. She explained the use and purpose of the legal terms used in the Will. Overall I was very satisfied with the outcome.”

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