Will & Probate Solicitors

We’re here to make wills and estate administration easy for you to access and understand. If you have a question about wills, trusts, taxes, or probates, our leading solicitors are here to help

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Why do I need a will?

A will is a legal document that details how your assets should be distributed after your death and by whom (your executors), giving you peace of mind over your estate.

Having a will protects your family, including those in civil partnerships or unmarried relationships. Our solicitors offer specialist advice to help you understand the process to help safeguard your family’s future.

We aim to make wills and estate administration accessible and understandable for all our clients. Our expert wills and probate solicitors are here to help with all aspects of estate administration, tax, and trusts to provide thorough support for you and your family.

How can you benefit from our wills and probate solicitors?

When securing your legacy and protecting your loved ones, you want clarity and comfort, knowing everything is taken care of.

Here’s how our will and probate solicitors can support you:

  • Will Writing – Draft your will with us to clearly express your final wishes so your assets are distributed exactly as you intend. We focus on creating a will that speaks with your voice, addressing everything from asset distribution to executor appointments. Take a look at our will writing services.
  • Setting up TrustsCreate a trust with our expert guidance. We’ll tailor a trust that fits your family dynamics and financial goals, helping you manage and protect your assets more effectively.
  • Probate Services – If you’re administering an estate, we’re here to help with every step. From legal paperwork to distributing assets, our team ensures a smooth process so you can focus more on honouring your loved one’s memory than administrative burdens.
  • Lasting Power of Attorney – Prepare for the future by designating someone you trust to handle your decisions should you become unable to do so. We’ll help you draft and execute these important documents, giving you peace of mind that your personal and financial matters will be handled as you wish.
  • Inheritance Tax Planning – Understand and reduce the impact of inheritance tax on your estate. Our specialists provide personalised advice to protect the value of your assets and ensure your beneficiaries receive what you’ve planned for them.
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Why us?

Why should you choose our wills and probate solicitors?

Our wills and probate solicitors deeply understand the struggles associated with wills, trusts, and probate administration, crafted through years of focused experience.

No matter how complex your case, our skilled team will guide you every step of the way. Our commitment to high-quality legal service is seen by our team’s membership in the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a testament to our dedication and excellence.

We value clear and honest communication, especially regarding the costs associated with our services. You can expect a transparent pricing structure with upfront cost information—no surprises. This approach guarantees you have a clear understanding of all financial aspects when working with us. Our expert solicitors offer straightforward, practical advice delivered with sensitivity and care so you’re supported every step of the way.

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Why choose Spencer Churchill?

  • Expertise – We are a committed team of solicitors here to advise and guide you, regardless of how complex you might think your case is.
  • Bespoke advice – Your case is unique, and so is our guidance. Don’t expect cookie-cutter here.
  • Affordable – You deserve will and probate guidance at a price that won’t put you out. With Spencer Churchill, that’s what you get.
  • North West-based experts – Based in the North West? Let’s meet up. Based anywhere else in the UK? Let’s arrange a call.
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Will, trust, and probate FAQs

A will is a legal document in which a person, known as the testator, specifies how their property should be distributed and who will manage the estate until its final distribution after their death. It can also include instructions for the care of any minor children.

Probate is the legal process through which a deceased person’s will is validated by a court. If the deceased did not leave a will, this process involves administering the estate according to intestacy laws. The probate process includes proving the will’s authenticity, appointing an executor, and overseeing the estate distribution to the heirs.

Yes, it is possible to make your own will without a solicitor. You can do this by using do-it-yourself will kits or online will-writing services. However, while making a will without a solicitor can save on costs, it is essential to ensure that the will is properly drafted to reflect your wishes accurately and is legally binding. Mistakes or ambiguities in a will can cause complications and delays in the probate process.

If you don’t make a will, your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy specific to your jurisdiction. Typically, these laws favour close relatives, such as spouses, children, and parents, and divide your assets into predetermined shares. This may not always coincide with your wishes and could potentially lead to disputes among potential heirs.

Fees vary based on the specifics of your case, but we’re very open with our rates, so just give us a call, and we’ll discuss options with you.

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