Wills - Making a Will

Despite the current Coronavirus emergency, we remain open for business and in the event of an office shut down, we shall continue to accept instructions for the preparation of Wills by electronic means and email. Please contact Katharine Palmer or Robert Goodchild by email in the first instance for further information and initial advice.

Surprisingly it is estimated that over 70% of the UK population does not have a current Will. Making a Will allows you to decide how your estate and affairs are dealt with after your death. Making a Will creates certainty, reduces worry and gives you the peace of mind of knowing exactly how your money, property and possessions will be dealt when you are no longer here. Making a Will is usually the first step to take in structuring your affairs in order to minimise your liability for Inheritance Tax.

It is important to make a Will. If you should die without one you will die “intestate” and the rules of intestacy will determine how and where your estate is to pass. Very often the results of not having a Will are surprising and perhaps not what you would want at all.

A Will needs to be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it still works for your personal circumstances as life changes. If you marry, or divorce, you should always seek legal advice on the effects upon any Will you have written.

Our services include:-

  • Preparation of Wills, Trusts and ancillary Deeds
  • Reviewing and amending Wills
  • Advising in connection with the appointment of Executors, Trustees and Guardians
  • Preparing Codicils
  • Advising and Preparing “Living Wills”
  • Advising on gifts to members of your family and Charities

We recommend the Law Society’s Guide to Making a Will

If you would like to know more please have a look at our ‘Think Wills’ guidance note and download and return to us the Will Questionnaire or contact Robert Goodchild or Katharine Palmer directly