Making A Will

Making a Will need not be complicated or stressful – no matter how complex your financial affairs or family relationships.

By making a Will, you decide:

  • Who will administer your estate.
  • Who will be the Guardians of your minor children.
  • Your funeral wishes.
  • Who will benefit from your estate and at what age.
  • Whether to include protection for vulnerable beneficiaries.
  • What tax will be payable on your estate, and by whom.

Wills are very important documents, so it makes sense to get expert help to draft your Will. Find out more by contacting one of our team or read on below for more information about our services.

Why choose Tollers?

We have experts able to see you in Corby, Kettering, Kempston, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Oakham and Stevenage. We can also visit you at home for a small additional fee (dependent on location).

Clients will often arrive at Tollers concerned about the complexity of their requirements or with issues within the family unit that they are struggling to resolve. Rest assured that we are experienced in dealing with a wide range of family set ups and will listen to you in confidence and without judgement.

Tollers are experienced in assisting clients of all ages and understand the need for sensitivity around what can be a very emotive topic. Our specialists are trained to recognise where clients may require additional assistance with the process, for example where there are issues around memory or capacity.

When using Tollers you can do so safe in the knowledge that your Will remains completely confidential to you until your death and then will only be released to your chosen Executors and only upon production of a valid Death Certificate and Identification.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Help with the process

If you instruct Tollers to draw up your Will we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated member of our team to oversee your matter from start to finish.
  • Meet with you to discuss your needs and wishes (where this is not possible or convenient this can sometimes be through some form of video call).
  • Take a detailed account of your circumstances, both in terms of family and finances.
  • Offer tailored advice to your individual circumstances.
  • Make recommendations to you about the best way to protect your assets and pass them on to future generations.
  • Highlight to you any potential problems with your proposed distribution of the estate.
  • Suggest solutions where problems are identified and talk you through the positives and negatives of each option.
  • Advise you if you are likely to have a liability to Inheritance Tax, in which case you will have the option to take advantage of our Tax planning service.
  • Advise you regarding any potential claims against your estate and how to mitigate them.
  • Send you a draft Will with a detailed letter explaining the different provisions and why they have been included.
  • Liaise with you to make such amendments as you ask until you are happy with the draft.
  • Arrange and oversee the signing of your Will providing our own witnesses (if witnesses are required to attend your home there will be a small additional charge).
  • Send a copy of your Will to you for your records.
  • Store you original Will in our secure storage.

All of the above comes as standard with Tollers and will usually be on a fixed fee basis. Where your matter is more complex, for example because of Tax planning or because we have recommended the use of Trusts, we will confirm the likely additional costs to you before proceeding. You will usually be allocated to a member of the team based on your location and the complexity of the estate in question but if you have a specific preference then please let us know when you get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Although you will have a dedicated specialist responsible for your matter they will be assisted by more junior members of the team.

Talk to Tollers

To find out more information on how Tollers can help you to draft your will, please contact a member of our team or fill out the contact form below.

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Our Making A Will Experts

Paul Bellière-Wilson
Senior Associate
Paul is a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and part qualified in International Trust Management (ITM)...
Michael Christopher
Solicitor
Michael is a Solicitor based in the Biggleswade office, handling all aspects of Private Client Work, including Wills, Probate, Administration of Estates, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney...
Layla Qureshi
Solicitor
Layla recently qualified as a solicitor (October 2019) having previously trained in a regional firm...
Susan Agnew
Chartered Legal Executive
James Willoughby
Solicitor
James attended BPP Law School where he studied for a Graduate Diploma in Law...
Steve Bowers
Will Writer
Steve Joined the Trusts and Estate team at Tollers in 2018. Before this, Steve worked in the Private Clients division of a major bank, where he had worked for the past 32 years...
Shireena Sheridan
Solicitor
Shireena studied Law at the University of Lincoln and undertook the Legal Practice Course at BPP Cambridge in 2015. Shireena qualified as a Solicitor in December 2018...
Sharon Brown
Senior Associate Solicitor
Sharon offers free monthly advice clinics at Age Concern Stevenage and Garden House Hospice...
Sarah Horn
Solicitor
Sarah has been a part of the Tollers team since June 2006 and is currently undertaking the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) examinations...
Ruth Markham
Associate Solicitor
Ruth Markham prepares Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for clients and also deals with the administration of estates on behalf of Executors...
Rebeka Clarke
Trainee Solicitor
Rebeka joined the firm in 2018 and is currently in her second seat practicing Trusts and Estates. She has already completed a seat in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team...
Nicola Dodman
Senior Wills Trusts and Estates Manager
Nicola joined Tollers in 2004 and now works as a senior manager in Trusts & Estates...
Martin Hill
Equity Partner and Notary Public
Martin Hill is a Notary Public as well as advising on high value estates, Wills, Court of Protection, Powers of Attorney and Trusts...
Kirstie Brownbill
Associate Solicitor
Kirstie has been with Tollers for over 10 years. She is currently based at our Corby office where she works as a part of the team dealing with Wills, Estates, Trusts and Powers of Attorney...
Julie Yates
Senior Probate Manager
Julie is a fee earner in the Trust and Estates department. Julie has over 17 years of experience in this area.
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Jeremy provides Wills and Probate services and Conveyancing to the established and growing client base in Rutland...
Emma Wesley
EVCU Manager
Emma has been a member of our specialist Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit (“EVCU”) since it was set up in early 2013...
Claire Barratt
Legal Manager
Claire works as part of the team in the Trust & Estates Department. Her main role is to assist the Solicitor’s with the files of clients that have sadly passed away...
Chris Lucas
Solicitor
Chris is an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Member of Action on Elder Abuse...
Cherryl Law
Legal Manager
Cherryl Law is a Legal Manager in the Northampton Trusts and Estates team. Cherryl is able to draft Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney...
Cathy Eaton
Senior Legal Manager
Cathy Eaton is a senior legal manager with over 24 years’ experience specialising in the preparation of bespoke wills, Administration of Estates...
Barry Rogers
Partner and Head of Trust and Estates
As well as Trusts and Estate work Barry is a Notary Public which is the oldest branch of the legal profession...
Paul Bellière-Wilson
Senior Associate
Michael Christopher
Solicitor
Layla Qureshi
Solicitor
Susan Agnew
Chartered Legal Executive
James Willoughby
Solicitor
Steve Bowers
Will Writer
Shireena Sheridan
Solicitor
Sharon Brown
Senior Associate Solicitor
Sarah Horn
Solicitor
Ruth Markham
Associate Solicitor
Rebeka Clarke
Trainee Solicitor
Nicola Dodman
Senior Wills Trusts and Estates Manager
Martin Hill
Equity Partner and Notary Public
Kirstie Brownbill
Associate Solicitor
Julie Yates
Senior Probate Manager
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Emma Wesley
EVCU Manager
Claire Barratt
Legal Manager
Chris Lucas
Solicitor
Cherryl Law
Legal Manager
Cathy Eaton
Senior Legal Manager
Barry Rogers
Partner and Head of Trust and Estates
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