We understand it can be challenging to discuss the future and make plans to ensure your loved ones and possessions are looked after.
Bookers & Bolton are here to help ease that burden. Our specialist private client lawyers are experienced in providing legal advice on all matters relating to making and updating a Will. We understand how important it is for you to make decisions about your future and are here to help you do that in the easiest way possible.
Please find out more about the benefits of Making a Will in our Wills and Probate advice guide.
Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do for your family, but we understand how daunting it can feel to make a start. Our specialist Will writing lawyers at Bookers & Bolton are here to help ease that burden.
While you may be tempted to use cheap unregulated online services or create a DIY one at home, a will is an important document and should be prepared by a specialist. Without the advice of a regulated specialist, a homemade Will can easily fall foul of complex legal and tax rules, creating unexpected problems and, in some cases, severe consequences.
We are a regulated law firm with an experienced team providing comprehensive legal advice on wills and estate planning, including a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation of lawyers who provide specialist independent legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families, and carers. Our expertise covers a wide range of Wills and Estate management matters, including:
- Simple and complex wills involving trusts.
- Appointing guardians for your children
- Lifetime and post-death Inheritance Tax Planning
- Dealing with nil rate band will trusts
- The creation, administration and winding up of trusts (including income tax and inheritance tax returns)
- Making and registering Property & Affairs and Health & Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Ordinary Powers of Attorney
- Registering Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection work, including appointing a Deputy
- Advance Directives (Living Wills)
- Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration
- Administering an estate when someone has died
- Applying to the Court for rectification of a will
If you made a will more than five years ago, you should review it, as tax legislation changes regularly.
We will comprehensively consider your circumstances before advising you on the most tax-efficient structure to protect against the impact of inheritance tax.
In conjunction with our litigation department, we can provide additional advice on “contentious” matters such as a potential claim against another person’s estate, whether there are grounds to challenge a will and how to ensure that trustees or executors comply with their duties.
We are very approachable and are happy to speak to you initially over the telephone. We can arrange to visit you at home if you have impaired mobility and can provide you with booklets in Braille or recorded form.
We are an innovative law firm and progressive in our use of new technology so that your Will and other precious documents will never be lost. We have a significant insurance policy to cover us all in the rare event of something going wrong, so you can relax knowing that your future is taken care of.
Our experienced Wills team at Bookers & Bolton have the knowledge and expertise to assist you through this difficult time.
We can also help you with other legal services such as Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Family Law, Conveyancing and Business Law Services.
We are flexible with our fee arrangements and are always willing to discuss an option that suits you. – find out more about our different charging options by visiting the costs information page.