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Wills, Trusts and Probate

Our experienced, pragmatic and sympathetic team of qualified lawyers can help you arrange your affairs and plan effectively for the future.

Start making your Will online: Online Will Questionnaire (PDF Form) >

One of the most important things anyone can do is to secure the future for the ones they care about. We can’t know what will happen to us but writing a will and getting sensible advice on UK inheritance tax laws and about how best to pass on assets is an essential part of that planning process.

Our approach will always be tailored to your needs, explore the following links to see what we can offer you:

If you would like to know how to make a will, start making a will online, fill in your details and submit our online questionnaire and we can begin to tailor your will specific to your needs:

Setting up a will or updating an existing will

What is the cost of a will?

The cost of making a Will with us is broken down as follows:

A Will Preparation fee is £125+ VAT.

Single Will = £250+ VAT (tailored Meeting  + Preparation Fee).
Couples Will  = £375+ VAT (tailored Meeting + Preparation Fee).

Our fees for making a Will include storage.

More complex Wills incorporating multiple gifts, Trusts or Tax planning can cost more depending on the type of trust. As a guide for making a Will and Trust together you will be looking at costs in excess of £800.

Setting up a Trust?

Probate or Court of Protection advice

Disputing a will / disputing inheritance?

How much will it cost to challenge a will?

Removing an executor from a will – can you / should you?

If you think you may have a claim because you have not been included in a will or not sufficiently included, click here.

Whether you are an individual beneficiary, a trustee, an executor or an administrator, whether you are a claimant or defendant, we have experience in acting for you. Our Dispute Resolution Team can help you.

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Make a will online

If you would like to start the process of making a will. Fill in our will questionnaire and submit the form by email to our specialist team. We can then create a will tailored for you from the details you provide. 

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Anthony Tahourdin, Minnar Badenhorst, and Sonia Dhesi are members of STEP.

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