Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Administration

Our Private Client Team consists of Nicola Finbow, Sue Mackintosh, Rhianna Bateson and Sarah Greene. All our team members are specialist solicitors and some are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). 

The death of a loved one, lifetime tax planning and making plans to organise your personal affairs in later life can be difficult issues and can give rise to a variety of legal problems. Nicola, Sue, Rhianna and Sarah have extensive experience in a range of Private Client matters and are on hand to provide you with assistance.  

Our services

We pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service.  We like to keep things simple and will use clear, plain and jargon free language wherever possible. We are here to help during what may be a difficult and stressful time, providing you with the support you need.

We have many years' experience in dealing with the following:

Your matter will be handled from start to finish by the same solicitor that you meet at the outset.  Our secretaries will also be available to help you throughout.  We do not operate in a call centre.....you will always speak to one of the team. 

There are no hidden costs and we will be able to confirm a full estimate of our costs at the initial meeting.  In fact, most of our services can be offered on a fixed fee basis.

Wills & Lasting Power of Attorney Fees

Professional charges - Wills

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.

Our Wills are charged on a fixed fee basis according to a tiered structure. A basic Will will be charged at £200 plus VAT.  

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

Professional charges - Lasting Powers of Attorney

Our charges for preparing  a  Property & Finances Lasting Power of Attorney  or a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney  are fixed at £450 plus VAT.  

If you would like us to prepare both the Property & Finances and Health & Welfare documents, our charges will be £675.00 plus VAT.

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

Get in touch

Find out more about how the expert team at Clough & Willis can help you today. We have offices in both Bolton and Bury and are easily accessible. Call us on 0800 083 0815 to speak to a specialist solicitor. If you would prefer us to contact you, simply complete the online enquiry form on the side of this page. 

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What Our Clients Say

I am part sighted and things that I have found hard to read have been read to me with understanding and patience. I feel well served.

Mrs Parkinson

Everything that they did was done without any bother at all. Their professionalism could not be improved.

Mr Greaves

They were very kind to me when my husband died.

Mrs Garner

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