fbpx

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.

Quick links

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.

 

Contact us

    The information you submit will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Private Wealth – I’ve won big, but what happens next?

    We all fantasise about it, some of us are lucky enough to have won a few pounds here and there, but what actually happens if you win the jackpot on the lottery. Like most of us,...

    Should a Will be made public after I die?

    After reading that Prince Phillip’s Will is to be kept secret for 90 years. I suspect it is a question that many people have been asking. The strict legal answer is that under...

    Raising tax and paying social care fees

    There is a lot of politics on which I could comment but in the spirit of political neutrality I will try to avoid that and just comment as objectively as possible. Whatever you...

    The Probate Application Process must change

    I have been a solicitor specialising in Inheritance tax and Probate work for over 40 years, however in the last two years we have seen a deterioration in the service offered by...

    Law Commission review of the law of Wills

    The Law Commission is a body that reviews law in this country and puts forward recommendations for change. Currently it has two ongoing projects that touch on the work of the...

    Commonwealth Resealing – Is my Will legal in the UK?

    In order to prove an overseas Will in the UK it is generally necessary to prove that the Will complies with the internal law of the country in which the Will was made and or of...

    Should I get married for tax reasons?

    Traditionally the emphatic answer to this question was NO. But in recent years we have seen the increase in the number of long-term relationships where there is no marriage or...

    Are we going to see changes to Inheritance tax or Capital Gains Tax?

    When I first agreed to write this article it was assumed that the March budget would include provisions to tighten up Capital Gains tax (CGT) and Inheritance tax (IHT). But there...

    Update: Registering a Trust with HMRC’s Online TRS

    As part of the UK government’s implementation of the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive almost all Trusts are required to be registered with HMRC using the Online Trust...

    Welfare Deputyships: are they now easier to obtain?

    For many years now, anyone mentally capable of creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPAs”) has had the option to create two types. One is over financial matters and the other...

    Latest news & insights

    Private Client Team

    • All departments
    • Agricultural Law
    • Brexit
    • Co Co - Recovery & Insolvency
    • Co Co Corporate Governance
    • Co Co Corporate lending
    • Co Co Financial Services
    • Co Co Franchising
    • Co Co GDPR
    • Co Co in-house legal support
    • Co Co International Contracts
    • Co Co M&A's
    • Co Co MBOs & MBIs
    • Co Co Partnership and LLPs
    • Co Co Regulatory, Compliance & Competition
    • Co Co Shareholders Agreements
    • Co Co Terms and Conditions
    • Co Co- Intellectual Property
    • CoCo - Banking and Finance
    • CoCo - New Businsess
    • CoCo Competition Law
    • CoCo Consumer Law
    • CoCo Data Protection - Marketing
    • CoCo Data, IT & Technology
    • Commercial Law
    • Commercial Property
    • Construction
    • Corporate & Commercial
    • Corporate Law
    • Debt Recovery
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Disputes - Business
    • Disputes - Declarations of trust
    • Disputes - Probate and inheritance
    • Disputes - Professional negligence
    • Disputes - Restrictive Covenants
    • Disputes - Shareholders & Partnership
    • Disputes - Tenants in Residential Property
    • Disputes - Wills, trusts & probate disputes
    • Disputes and Small Claims
    • Disputes Construction
    • Disputes with Co-owners
    • Divorce
    • Employee - Termination
    • Employee Share Schemes
    • Employer - Termination
    • Employment
    • Employment - Business protection
    • Employment - Collective consultations
    • Employment - Contracts, services, consultancy
    • Employment - Employee benefits
    • Employment - Employee Procedures
    • Employment - Equality, discrimination and harassment
    • Employment - Family Friendly Rights
    • Employment - GDPR and Data Protection
    • Employment - Post employment obligations
    • Employment - Redundancy & Reorganisation
    • Employment - Settlement Agreements
    • Employment - Tribunal Claims
    • Employment - TUPE
    • Employment - Wages, holiday and sick pay
    • Employment - Workers rights
    • Employment Tribunal claims
    • Estate Administration
    • Expat Legal Services
    • Family Law
    • Financial Services
    • GDPR
    • Help to Buy
    • HR
    • Immigration law
    • International Legal Services
    • Key Property Contacts
    • Land and Property Disputes
    • Land, development and construction
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney
    • Leasehold
    • Licensing Law
    • Money, Tax and Inheritance
    • New Build Conveyancing
    • Private Wealth and Inheritance
    • Professional Negligence
    • Property Finance
    • Property Law
    • Residential Property
    • Residential Property - Completions
    • Residential Property - Shared Ownership
    • Wills, Trusts & Probate

    Pricing Guides

    We are required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to publish certain pricing information. Please contact us for an accurate fee proposal based on your particular facts and circumstances.

    Award winning legal advice

    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 2022 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2021.

    London

    60 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4JS 

    +44 (0) 203 755 0557

     

    Camberley

    Building 2  Watchmoor Park, Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey. GU15 3YL

    +44 (0)1276 686 222

     

    Wokingham

    Opening Soon

    +44 (0)118 977 4045

    info@herrington-carmichael.com

    © 2020 Herrington Carmichael LLP. Registered in England and Wales company number OC322293.

    Herrington Carmichael LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

    Privacy   |   Legal Notices, T&Cs, Complaints Resolution   |   Cookies   |   Client Feedback