Making a Will

Making a Will

Making a Will may seem like a daunting task, but our expert solicitors are here to help make the process easier by ensuring your wishes are taken care of.

Making a Will ensures that your estate will be distributed in accordance with your wishes. With the right legal advice, a Will can also make certain that your assets are passed on in the most tax-efficient manner.

Making a Will

A solicitor who writes Wills is a skilled and qualified legal professional who has chosen to specialise in the ‘Estate Administration’ area of law.

If you have a large family, perhaps one with a complex structure and history, or perhaps where your work and determination have allowed you to accumulate wealth, it is all the more crucial that your estate and your family are protected to benefit fully in the ways you want, ensuring measures are taken to divide your estate in the most tax-efficient way. Our team will talk with you, discuss possibilities and scenarios that you may not have thought of on your own, and help you arrive at decisions that are yours alone to make.

We capture your wishes and intentions, by drafting a precise and legally binding document, robustly written to ensure its contents and instructions leave no room for dispute or challenge, thus guaranteeing your desired goals will be met. We ensure the process is thorough, simple, and as stress-free as possible.

Why make sure you use a solicitor?

Will writing is not regulated. This may seem strange given that a Will is such an important legal document, but unlike other areas of the law, there is no regulation governing the creation of a Will. This allows people or commercial organisations with no legal qualifications to offer Will writing.
Even though Will writing itself is not regulated, all Solicitors in the UK are, so, firstly a qualified solicitor has an in-depth understanding of the laws surrounding estate administration and inheritance tax. Furthermore, and in the highly unlikely event of solicitors charged with writing a Will making an error, there is ample provision for legal recourse on the part of your beneficiaries.

Law firms will all hold professional indemnity insurance. Also, complaints and claims regarding mistakes or omissions in a Will can be made to the Legal Ombudsman, or the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority).

With non-lawyer Will Writing Services, this protection does not exist. You will not have these safeguards.

How we can help

To speak to a solicitor about making a will, contact our team by calling 0333 323 5292 or by filling in out the enquiry form on this page and letting us get in touch with you.

Our solicitors in Leeds, York and Sheffield regularly help clients across England & Wales. Wherever you live, we will help you consider all options and make the best provision for your loved ones.

Our estate planning solicitors can help with an array of services in relation to planning for the future or the administration of estates, if a loved one has recently passed away. To discuss your needs and find out how we can help, contact us.

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