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. 

STEP Members

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

When you choose to use a STEP member you are working with a professional advisor who conducts their business in an open and transparent manner and behaves with integrity.

 

An introduction to Herrington Carmichael Trust Corporation

For many years, clients have chosen to appoint solicitors as their attorneys, executors and trustees. This brought several advantages in some circumstances but there was always a...

Making a will via video technology

As the eagle eyed among you may have spotted in the news, when it comes to making a will, the government has announced that it is legalising the remote witnessing of a will. This...

Pitfalls of DIY Lasting Powers of Attorney

This is the second of three articles designed to highlight the pitfalls of do it yourself Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate.  Our first article concentrated on the...

Virtual Weekend Wills Clinic

We are dedicating a weekend to you and your will. Often our lifestyles don’t allow for a midweek appointment and then, along comes the weekend and you can’t always speak to a...

Pitfalls of DIY Wills

This is the first of three articles designed to highlight the Pitfalls of DIY Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate.  Please keep an eye out for further articles being...

Inheritance Tax Planning: Should we be planning now?

When eventually we come out of lockdown and the after-effects of COVID19 on our economy, and in particular on public finances, start to be fully addressed there seems little...

Inheritance Tax Planning: Gifts out of income

You may well be aware that you can give away £3,000 in any tax year with no IHT consequences. Many people do this, some every year and others year by year as their financial...

Inheritance Tax Planning: Top 10 Tips

Life Policies / Pensions / Death in Service BenefitsTake time to review your policies and options as there is potential to pass them to beneficiaries outside of your estate. Use...

Inheritance Tax Planning: Making gifts in your lifetime

You may have come to a point in your life where you have amassed a large amount of capital and have more than you reasonably need to live off. If you are considering how you can...

Inheritance Tax Planning: Residence Nil Rate Band

The ‘new’ inheritance relief, known as the “residence nil rate band,” was first introduced by the Conservative Government back in 2015.  What is it? The Residence Nil Rate Band...

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Our pricing guides are for standard services and may be subject to increases where an individual case requires non-standard services. All prices are in Sterling (£) and VAT will be charged on top of the price at the applicable rate.

Price estimates for all other services are calculated once we know more about your individual case. 

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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.

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