Wills & succession

It has been estimated that seven out of ten people have not yet made a Will. If you have not made a Will, everything you leave will be divided according to the fixed rules of intestacy. This could mean that the people that you would like to benefit from your estate may not receive anything. It could also leave your beneficiaries with an unnecessarily large tax bill.

If you draw up your own Will there is a real risk that you may not sign the Will in accordance with the law, also you may unwittingly use language that will misinterpret your intentions. This can cause more problems than no Will at all. If a bank prepares your Will it often insists on also acting as an executor. Its fees for so doing are usually much higher than those of a solicitor.

How our Wills solicitors can help you:

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Meet the team

Joanna Dunlop

Solicitor

Gail Hall

Partner

Richard Theobald

Solicitor

Fiona Taylor

Associate

Lucy Cheeseman

Solicitor

Mary Shaw

Partner & Team Leader

Corinne Richards

Personal Tax Adviser

Samantha Bradburne

Associate

Philip Raggett

Partner

Aneesha Dhami

Solicitor

Claire Wickens

Legal Executive

Kevin Gladwell

Solicitor

Charles Warner

Consultant Solicitor & Notary Public

“Barbara and I would like to commend Lucy Cheeseman for her efficiency and professionalism. Everything was dealt with promptly and explained well, giving us the confidence that it was all in capable hands. Throughout what was a really tough time we found Lucy patient, kind and caring.”


Ms Barbara Howes, Executrix & Mr John Harrington, Wood & Pilcher

"Having experienced the problems a bad Will can cause, I would strongly recommend to everyone, to see Mrs Hall and make a properly drafted Will, it certainly convinced me and my wife to do so. We were surprised at how easy she made it for us."  


Mr C

"He's absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and very helpful,"


Chambers HNW Guide 2017 Client Quote