Making a Will is an important legal process that ensures your estate passes to whom you would like it to


Whether you have a young family or are in a later stage of your life, it’s never too early, or late, to make or review a Will. In fact, it’s encouraged that your Will is reviewed throughout your life to keep it up-to-date, relevant and reflective of your wishes.  

There are many misconceptions relating to Wills and inheritance, with one of the most common being that your spouse or partner will receive all of your estate if you don’t create a Will, which is not necessarily the case. Making a Will enables you to choose your beneficiaries, your executors and appoint guardians for your children. It can also help you to make a gift to a cherished charity.

Planning for the future is not complete without a Will. Setting out exactly how your estate is to be handled can give you peace of mind knowing that you can continue providing for those you want and need to. With the help of an experienced Will writing solicitor, you can ensure this is done effectively and efficiently.  

Our team will go above and beyond, making sure you have all the information you need to write your Will and advise on any tax implications that may arise from it. If you have a complex family, or business or agricultural assets, we will work closely with other relevant departments at Prettys and fellow professionals such as accountants and financial advisers to ensure you have seamless, bespoke advice to help you organise your affairs. 

What Can We Do For You?

Prettys are here to help you successfully navigate the various legal aspects of the Will writing process, advising you with regards to:

  • Appointing Executors to administer your estate
  • Advising on the appointment of Trustees if there is a continuing Trust 
  • Appointing Guardians if you have minor children 
  • Legacies
  • Family succession for business and agricultural assets
  • Gifts and charitable donations
  • Residuary Beneficiaries, including the age at which they are to receive the inheritance
  • The tax efficiency of your Will, including advising on Inheritance Tax

For any assistance or advice on making or reviewing a Will, solicitors in our dedicated Wills, Trusts and Estates services team will be happy to help. Contact us to find out what we can do for you.

Why Choose Prettys?

At Prettys, we understand that your Will is incredibly important to both you and your loved ones. We draw on our experience to tailor our service, ensuring the legal aspects of your estate are dealt with in your best interests and with care. For this reason, we have been backed by the Law Society’s prestigious Lexcel quality mark.

Our Private Client team is willing to go the extra mile for you and your family. Whether that means home-visits to get your Will signed or out-of-hours communications, our dedicated solicitors will do all they can to help make the legal process as simple as possible.

For answers to some of the most common questions people have about making a will, please scroll down to the FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

To enquire about our Will writing services and discover how we can help you, contact us on 01473 232121, complete our online contact form or send an email to enquiry@prettys.co.uk and we’ll be in touch.

Emma Woollard