Wills

The best way to share your final wishes and possessions with the people you choose.

“I don’t know why I didn’t do that years ago.”
A sense of relief is the overriding emotion our clients feel when they make a Will. Far from being a gloomy or morbid subject, knowing your affairs are in order, your loved ones provided for and your end of life wishes clearly spelled out, means you can get on with living life.

We offer a range of Will options and ways to make a Will, to ensure the process is as easy as possible for you. Our specialist Will solicitors can assist you in our offices, at your home if travelling is difficult, or from a distance if you live further afield.

Your assets and family circumstances will be considered, as will the executor of your Will (the person appointed to deal with your estate), as we work with you to come up with the best Will for your personal situation. We’ll provide you with a draft, as much time as you need to consider it, before finalising your Will. After this, we can store your Will for free in our office.

Will Trusts

A form of Trust may be an appropriate consideration as part of your Will, and we’d be happy to advise and implement this should it be required.

Equally, the implications of inheritance tax on your estate, and any lifetime planning you may be able to put in place, is an important area to review and consider, to effectively deal with inheritance tax and the possibility of future care home fees.

Talk to one of our Wills solicitors about how to structure your Will, to help protect your estate for those you leave behind.

Dying without a Will

Putting off making a Will is completely understandable. Life has a habit of getting in the way. But did you know that should you die without a Will, the law will decide where your property, money and possessions go, regardless of any preferences you may have, or promises you may have made?

Contact a member of our friendly Personal Law team to find out how we can help give you and your family peace of mind.

Our solicitors have expertise in administering estates, so understand the issues that families face when dealing with the death of a loved one. This gives them the perspective required to help prepare your Will in the right way.

Who should have a Will?

Everyone who owns anything, whether property, land or personal belongings, should have a Will. However, it is particularly important for those who:

  • Have been married more than once.
  • Have young children who would need a guardian.
  • Want to provide for a child who is not their own.
  • Are separated or going through a divorce.
  • Run a business and want to pass it on.

Need help? Contact us today.

Our Wills Team

Emily Payne

Partner | Solicitor

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Richard Drake - solicitor and notary public at Dickins Hopgood Chidley

Richard Drake

Solicitor | Notary Public

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Resources – the answer could be just a click away

We have more helpful information in our free fact sheets, just click to download: 

Why make a will?

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What to do when someone dies?

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What is probate?

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Trusts explained

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Providing for someone with
a learning disability

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