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Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Administration

The death of a loved one, lifetime tax planning and making plans to organise your personal affairs can be difficult issues, and can give rise to a variety of legal problems. At Clough & Willis, our experienced wills and probate solicitors can give you expert advice on all of these matters and more.

Knowing what to do when a loved one dies can be extremely difficult. If someone dies without having written a will, those left behind may face issues, potentially leading to stressful legal disputes. Seeking legal advice from the experts at Clough & Willis can help you avoid this.

We can provide sensitive support and advice on a whole host of matters relating to wills, trusts and probate, from making a will to organising letters of administration. We can also help you organise lasting powers of attorney, for those who are looking to set their affairs in order.

Throughout, we are dedicated to making this complex area of law easy to understand, and supporting you through what can often be a difficult time.

To discuss any aspect of wills, trusts and probate law with our expert team, contact Clough & Willis today by calling 0800 083 0815, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back at a time that suits you.

How we can help

Whether you are making plans to organise your personal affairs, or have been chosen as the executor or beneficiary of someone else’s will, Clough & Willis’ team of expert wills and probate solicitors are here to help you.

We pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service, using clear, plain and jargon-free language. We understand how difficult and stressful these situations can be, and are committed to providing you with the support you need.

Our private client team consists of Nicola Finbow, Rhianna Bateson and Sarah Greene. All of our team members are specialist solicitors with extensive experience, and are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), further underlining their expertise in this area of law.

Our solicitors will be on hand to provide you with assistance throughout the process, supported by our secretarial team. We do not operate using a call centre model, with all of our cases handled from start to finish by the same solicitor that you meet at the outset.

Our services

The wills and probate solicitors can provide you with tailored, compassionate support in the following areas:

Our fee structure

There are no hidden costs involved in any of our services, with the majority being available on a fixed-fee basis. We will be able to confirm a full estimate of our costs at the initial meeting to provide you with full transparency before you agree to any commitment.

Professional charges for making a will
Our wills are charged on a fixed-fee basis according to a tiered structure. A basic will is charged at £200 plus VAT.

We will be able to confirm the exact charges for the preparation of your new will once we have taken your full instructions. An initial consultation will be offered at our expense to discuss your requirements.

After your initial meeting with one of our solicitors, we will be able to advise you of the cost of your will and confirm this fee in writing after that.

Professional charges for lasting powers of attorney (LPAs)
Our charges for preparing a property & finances LPA or a health & welfare LPA are fixed at £450 plus VAT.

If you would like us to prepare both the property & finances and health & welfare documents, our charge will be £675 plus VAT.

LPAs cannot be used until they have been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). The registration fee for each document is an additional £82, which is payable to the OPG and is in addition to our legal costs as set out above.

Download our will writing checklist

If you’ve never written a will before, it can be difficult to know where to start. What should be written in a will? What are the most important things to put in a will, and how should you choose your beneficiaries and executors? What laws do you need to be aware of, and when should you speak to a solicitor?

To guide you through this complex process, we have put together a Wills Checklist, providing an at-a-glance guide to everything you need to consider before making a will. By running through this simple and easy-to-understand checklist, you can ensure that your will is legally comprehensive, providing you and your family with the protection you deserve.

To get started, simply save or download the document below, or print out the plain text version if you’d prefer to have a physical copy to hand.

CLICK HERE FOR WILLS CHECKLIST

CLICK HERE FOR PLAIN TEXT WILLS CHECKLIST

Get in touch

Find out more about any aspect of the law regarding wills, trusts and probate by getting in touch with Clough & Willis today. Our offices in Bury and Bolton are easily accessible, and we are ready to provide you with advice that’s easy to understand and compassionate support at what can often be a difficult time.

Give us a call on 0800 083 0815, or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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