Making a Will

A Will is probably one of the most important documents you will make. It is also something that many people never get round to doing. It is estimated that as many as 70% of people have not made their Will, assuming that the intestacy rules will accord with their wishes when they pass away. This might be the case for some, but for many it is far from what they expect. This is why it is important to seek the advice of a professional Will-Writer or specialist solicitor to ensure that your wishes are carried out.

Will Writing

Inheritance Tax Planning

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Long Term Care Planning

Property Severance

Discretionary trusts

Living Wills

Exclusion Forms

Willsafe Storage

Office of Public Guardian registrations

Will Writing Solicitors

As circumstances can be radically different from one person to the next, we provide each client with a bespoke Will tailored to their specific circumstances and needs.

Affordable Will Writing For All

We are competitively priced whist providing a professional and legally sound service. Get your Will writing quote by calling us, emailing or via the info forms on our website. We will provide you with a quote and free no-obligation consultation to take your instructions.

Experienced Will Writers

Will Writing Services

It is recommended that all Will Writing Specialists complete a minimum amount of hourly Continual Professional Development training from a variety of expert sources, annually. This gives us the knowledge required to advise in every aspect of Will Writing and associated legal matters to ensure that the advice you receive is current and legally sound. We offer the following services:

Will Writing

Inheritance Tax Planning

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Long Term Care Planning

Property Severance

Discretionary trusts

Living Wills

Exclusion Forms

Willsafe Storage

Office of Public Guardian registrations

Our approach to estate planning is to protect your assets in a way that is preventative rather than waiting for the problem to occur – always the costlier option! We avoid the use of legal jargon and explain the subject in an easy-to-understand way. We are here to answer any questions and guide you through the process from initial consultation right through to the finished product.

About The Will Writing Shop

Our consultants have assisted thousands of clients over many years in putting their estate planning and legal affairs in order, bringing them peace of mind in a very delicate and private area of their lives.

To maintain our high level of excellence, we believe that product-knowledge is key. The company director has over 15 years’ practical experience and holds a LLB (Hons) law degree (2:1). He is also a qualified lawyer and commissioner for oaths and has extensive knowledge of Will Writing, Estate Planning, Trust Law and Property Law.

Secure Will Storage

Secure Will Storage

You can keep your will at your home or store it with in our storage facility. When storing with us, your executors are provided with letters containing information on how to retrieve your Will after you pass away. This ensures that your Will is filed in a secure storage facility, does not get damaged and prevents your Will from getting lost and/or falling into the wrong hands.

Other benefits of storing your Will and documents with us include the ability to have your Wills redrafted should the need arise and you will be provided with legislative updates should the law change and affect the validity of your Will.

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To discuss your will writing requirements, or, to enquire about our will writing services, request a callback for a free, no-obligation consultation.

    The Will Writing Shop FAQs

    How am I protected should something go wrong?

    All will consultants are qualified by examination in all areas of estate planning and associated documents. We have at £2million Professional Indemnity Insurance cover to protect our clients and £2m Public Liability insurance cover. Each of our consultants have undergone a Disclosure & Barring Service disclosure and undertake regular training to ensure their knowledge is up-to-date.

    Can I handwrite my own homemade Will?

    The simple answer is ‘yes.’ However, you must make sure that it’s valid. A will is one of the most important legal documents you will make so it needs to be written and signed correctly. Common errors with home-made Wills include invalid attestation: you must sign your will in the presence of two independent witnesses; ambiguity: this can be as to the distribution of your estate or uncertainty either due to the subject matter or uncertainty of the beneficiary.

    A broad gift of ‘my Investments’ or ‘the contents of my house’ is often requested but this interpretation can vary from person to person and could result in gift failing or the estate being distributed in a way that was unintended. To ensure peace of mind, it is always advisable to seek legal advice and have your Will professionally drawn up.

    How often should you update your Will?

    The government recommend that you should review your Will every 5 years to ensure that it remains current and accurately reflects your wishes.

    Any major change in your life can affect the validity of any Will you have in place. You should seek legal advice should you separate from your spouse or divorce, get married (this revokes any Will you have previously made), if you have a child, if you move house or if anyone named in your Will dies.

    What should be included in your Will?

    Your beneficiaries: the people who you want to benefit from your Will.
    Guardians: Who you would like to look after any children under 18.
    Executors: the people you would like to appoint to sort out your estate and carry out the wishes in your Will after your death
    Reserve beneficiaries: what should happen if the people you want to benefit die before you
    Charity: you can also include a charity in your Will.